Dhule police seize liquor worth ₹49 lakh, truck driver escapes

  • | Thursday | 7th December, 2023

Nashik: The Dhule police on Monday night seized Indian-made foreign liquor (IMFL) worth over Rs49 lakh, being smuggled illegally into the state from Madhya Pradesh. The police said that action was taken on Monday at 11pm by inspector A S Agarkars team from the Shirpur city police station. The Shirpur police received information that a truck loaded with liquor had entered the state from Sendhwa in Madhya Pradesh, and was passing by using the Boradi-Wadi route.Afterwards, the police found the vehicle going towards Wadi.At the same time, the truck driver realised he was being followed by the police and halted the truck at the side before escaping. The police found that the liquor, worth more than Rs 49 lakh, was meant for sale only in Punjab.We also published the following articles recentlyMumbai Police seizes assets worth Rs 3 crore belonging to four held in drugs caseMumbai police seized Rs 3 crore worth of assets from four individuals involved in a drug haul case. The assets include a farmhouse, 50 tolas of gold, and land plots in Maharashtra. The accused used funds from the illegal drug trade to acquire these assets. The seizure came after the police intercepted two cars carrying drugs and cash worth Rs 72 lakh. A total of 12 individuals were arrested in connection with the case. Bhura and Shaikh are believed to be the masterminds behind the drug syndicate.Temple money theft case accused escapes from police custody in TrichyA man, M Maheswaran, escaped from police custody before being produced before a magistrate in Trichy. He gave a slip to a police team when brought to the judges residential quarters at Khajamalai. The police launched a hunt for Maheswaran after a complaint was filed by Jeeyapuram sub-inspector. Maheswaran was arrested along with three others for stealing cash from a temple.Kakinada Customs seize foreign-brand cigarettes worth Rs 90 lakhCustoms officers in Kakinada, under the purview of the Commissionerate of Customs (Preventive) Vijayawada, successfully seized 1.8 million sticks of illicit foreign cigarettes valued at Rs 90 lakh. The interception occurred when two vehicles arriving from Patna and transporting smuggled foreign brand cigarettes were stopped near Rajanagarm on NH-16. The inspection revealed 900,000 sticks of Paris brand cigarettes and an equal quantity of Gold Vimal brand cigarettes in the vehicles. The officials impounded the cigarettes due to transportation without the payment of custom duties. Ongoing investigations are underway to delve deeper into the matter.

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