525 litres illicit spirit seized

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Kochi, Apr 25 (UNI) The local police today seized 525 litres of illicit spirit and arrested two youths in this connection here today.

The arrested were identified as Biju (26) and Pratheesh (25), belonging to Mavelikkara in the neighbouring Alappuzha district.

They were smuggling the spirit from Palakkad to Mavelikkara, police said.

On a tip-off, a team from the Cheranellur police station tried to stop a Ford Ikon car near the Varapuzha bridge on the National Highway around noon.

However, the car driver failed to stop the vehicle, following, the police team chased the car and intercepted it near the Varapuzha toll gate.

On searching, 15 plastic containers, with a capacity of 35 litres each, containing illicit liquor, were found in the boot of the car.

Police suspect the car to be a stolen one as it had duplicate registration numbers on either side of the number plate.

The two accused would be produced before a court tomorrow.

UNI ARC DS 2047

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