Balasore: Odisha excise sleuths Saturday seized huge amount of country-made liquor near Matiapalli under Soro block of the district and arrested seven persons involved in transporting the liquor.
The sleuths informed that the illegal liquor business had been on a rise on National Highway-16 in the area.
However, acting on a tip-off, the officials conducted a raid on the highway yesterday and nabbed seven persons while they were transporting over 1000 litres of country-made liquor from Old Balasore.
“We received information that seven persons in five motorcycles carrying illegal country-made liquor were coming from Old Balasore. Four Pulsars and one Honda Shine were seized and we have arrested those seven persons. Approximately 1000 lts of liquor has been seized,” informed Kulamani Maharana, Sub-Inspector, Excise Department.
Six of the accused will be court forwarded today, he added.