Balasore: The Excise department officials seized about 1200 litres of country-made liquor from an SUV near Salt road in Balasore district early on Tuesday morning.
According to sources, the excise department was tipped-off about the illegal smuggling of the liquor, following which a mobile squad was deployed at the spot to nab the vehicle. However, the driver of the four-wheeler abandoned the vehicle and fled the spot after spotting the officials.
Following this, the officials seized the vehicle along with 1200 litres of country-made liquor.
While a case (15/19) has been registered regarding the incident, further investigation into the incident is underway.