Balasore: The Excise Department sleuths have seized about 1800 litres of country-made liquor while it was being transported in a van near Phuladi area in Balasore district today.
The cops have arrested the vehicle driver, identified as Shaikh Safiruddin (28) of Sunahab area, in this district.
Acting on reliable inputs, the Excise sleuths along with the local police counterparts intercepted the van at Phuladi. During the search, the police seized the illicit country-made liquor and arrested the driver involved in the transportation.
As per the preliminary investigation, the van was transporting the illicit liquor from Balasore to West Bengal. A probe is underway in this regard, the police said.