Bhubaneswar: Bhubaneswar Excise officials and Cuttack flying squad on Friday arrested eight persons from the city and seized illegal liquor and adulterated jaggery from them.
The arrested persons have been identified as Sara Soren (50), Dulari Tudu (22), Siniga Hembram (50), Puspanjali Nayak (35), Chandra Marandi (50), Barisal Hansda (29), Upendra Marandi (45), and Durga Hembram (27).
Acting on a tip-off, the joint team conducted simultaneous raids at Nayapalli, Delta area, Salia Sahi, and Munda Sahi and nabbed the persons involved in illegal trade.
While a total of 200 litres of country-made liquor were seized from them, around 5700 litres of adulterated jaggery was destroyed.
A case has been registered against the accused persons and a detailed investigation into the case is underway, sources in the police said.