Liquor flows freely despite checks

On lockdown: Cartons of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) seized during vehicle checks in Villupuram by the Prohibition Enforcement Wing (PEW). Innovating tricksPolice sources said the smugglers had been adopting various methods to smuggle liquor into Tamil Nadu. The teams share information on suspected godowns in Puducherry and alert them to the PEW personnel at the nine check posts. Each check-post is equipped with Closed Circuit Television Cameras to enable them to maintain a strict tab on suspected vehicles crossing the border to enter Tamil Nadu. Most of the smuggling was restricted to the arterial East Coast Road separating thin patches of Puducherry and Tamil Nadu followed by Pattanur, Kiliyanur, Gengarampalayam and Siruvanthadu.

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