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June 22, 2024
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Motihari police busts liquor smuggling gang, seizes large quantity of foreign liquor

Motihari – In a significant operation, two liquor smugglers were arrested by police team with a substantial amount of foreign liquor. Following the interrogation of the arrested individuals, the existence of a liquor smuggling gang has been revealed.

According to the report, Currently, raids are being conducted to apprehend other members of the gang involved in the illicit liquor trade. The police have registered a case and have initiated further action.

The responsibility for investigating the case was given to the police team by Superintendent of Police cum Sadar SDPO IPS Raj, who is in charge of Motihari. The team directed two different police stations in the district to take action and conducted a raid in the Chiraiya police station area, where a large consignment of liquor was discovered.

In Harbolwa village, located in the Chiraiya police station area, a raid was carried out, resulting in the recovery of 425 cartons of foreign liquor loaded on a truck. Two smugglers, identified as Niranjan Singh from the Kundavchainpur police station area and Sanjay Yadav from the Chiraiya police station area, were arrested during the operation. The Chiraiya Police Station President, Sunil Kumar, played a crucial role in leading this action.

Sunil Kumar stated that with the assistance of the Patna Prohibition team and under the guidance of the SP in-charge, a raid was conducted in Harbolwa village, leading to the recovery of 425 cartons of foreign liquor. Additionally, two smugglers were apprehended at the scene. Further interrogation of the arrested individuals revealed details about their smuggling gang, and efforts are underway to arrest the remaining members.

In another raid supervised by the Chakia DSP of the district, a garden near Mansi Chhapra village in the Chakia police station area was targeted. During this operation, a truck and a Bolero vehicle loaded with a significant quantity of English liquor were seized. The confiscated liquor amounted to approximately 4,392 liters. The liquor was believed to be en route from Haryana to Muzaffarpur. However, the liquor baron managed to escape upon learning about the police raid.

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