As police intensify checking, bootleggers are getting innovative in trying to smuggle liquor into the state. The Sola Police arrested four people who were trying to smuggle IMFL hidden in apple boxes. The cops have in all seized 2,700 bottles worth Rs20 lakh.
How the IMFL/liquor was seized
The cops had during routine checking got a tip-off and seized a truck ferrying apple boxes allegedly from Kashmir. The cops nabbed the accused from the truck near a party plot on the SP Ring Road.
The driver said he was ferrying apples when the cops checked the boxes they found IMFL under the apples. Cops arrested four people identified as Barkatkhan Sindhi, 25, Photakhan Sindhi, 22, and Taharkhan Sindhi all residents of Konara village in Barmer in Rajasthan.
The fourth person was identified as Lakshmansingh Rajput, 22, a resident of Indiranagar in Barmer in Rajasthan.
The four confessed that they were bringing the consignment from Rajasthan and had used Kashmiri apple boxes to hide the stock. Cops said in all there were 2,700 bottles close to Rs20 lakh. Cops also seized Rs2,500 in cash, 5 mobile phones and the truck worth Rs10 lakh.
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