Illegal liquor worth 5 lakh seized in Bhadrak, two arrested

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Bhadrak: Excise Department on Wednesday seized illegal liquor worth Rs 5 lakh from a four-wheeler in Bhadrak district and arrested two persons in this connection.

The arrested were identified as Ranjit Mandal (25) and Jagannath Biswal (22).

Acting on a tip-off, officials conducted a raid and apprehended the duo while they were transporting the illegal consignment in a Maruti Omni van.

During the raid, officials seized 250 litres of illegal liquor from the van. The estimated value of the seized consignment is over Rs 5 lakhs, officials informed.

Excise Department officials also seized the vehicle that was being used for transportation of illegal liquor.

While the duo is in police custody, a case against them has been registered and further investigation is underway, sources said.

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