Illegal liquor seized, one arrested in Alipurduar
Police seized illegal Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) worth around Rs 9 lakh and arrested a person in this connection from Birpara in Alipuduar district on Thursday.
“Our team intercepted a truck heading to Siliguri from Assam. As the vehicle was searched, 12,000 foreign liquor bottles worth around Rs 9 lakh was found. We have seized the vehicle and arrested driver Feroz Ahmed, who hails from Kanpur, after he failed to furnish any document to prove that the consignment is legal. We suspect the driver is associated with a racket that smuggles liquor to different states,” said a police officer.
On Friday, Ahmed was produced in a Alipurduar court and remanded in police custody for seven days.
In Siliguri, two persons were held with 21.6 kilo of cannabis estimated at Rs 1.25 lakh from Tenzing Norgay Central Bus Terminus on Thursday.
Police said Dipankar Mallick and Anil Ram, both residents of Siliguri, had travelled from Cooch Behar.