Foreign liquor seized in Ganjam

Berhampur: A truck-load of foreign liquor worth about Rs 20 lakh was seized while being smuggled out near Tarasingi in Ganjam district, police said today.

The liquor was being illegally transported in the vehicle from Gopalpur to Sambalpur on Sunday, the police said.

Sub-divisional police officer, Bhanjanagar S C Jamadar said the vehicle had permission to transport only 1100 boxes of foreign liquor of two batches but it was found to be overloaded with crates of many batches, he said. The driver was detained and investigation was on, he said.