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Illicit liquor seized by Excise officials in Odisha’s Puri

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Puri: A huge cache of illegal liquor was confiscated by Excise officials in multiple raids, here last night.

Acting on a tip-off, sleuths of Puri Excise Department and Berhampur Intelligence Bureau conducted raids in Baliapatpur, Paika sahi, Maluda and Patharganja areas under Krushnaprasad police limits.

About 300 litres of country-made liquor, 116 bottles of beer, 252 bottles of indian-made foreign liquor (IMFL) and 10 litres of illicit distilled liquor were seized and three persons arrested.

A quintal of marijuana was also recovered in another such raid, where the police apprehended one person.

A few days ago, in another bust, Balasore police unearthed an illicit liquor manufacturing unit in Soro and arrested one person.