GUWAHATI: As many as 31 cartons of illicit Korean spirits were seized from a city restaurant on Tuesday night as part of a significant operation by the state excise agency.
According to sources, Kori's Restaurant in Zoo Road Tiniali has allegedly been selling Korean alcoholic beverages illegally for the past few months. Excise Superintendent Manvi Das oversaw the raid.
Excise Superintendent Manvi Das stated to the media: "Our sources told us that the aforementioned establishment was supplying illegally imported alcoholic beverages. We raided the eatery today based on the tip and took about 31 containers of illicit Korean spirits. The restaurant owner has been taken into custody for questioning.”
Without a current bar licence, the eatery was selling alcohol, she added. Also, according to the excise officer, the market retail price (MRP) of Korean spirits is approximately Rs 300 per bottle.
Also, it has been established that the restaurant was busted by the Excise Department for selling Korean spirits without a proper bar licence. Notably, Kori's specialises in Korean food.
According to reports that surfaced on Monday, the Assam Police confiscated a sizable shipment of yaba tablets worth crores in Silchar.
Sources claim that at least 50 packages carrying 5 lakh yaba tablets were found in Silchar's Bagador neighbourhood. The massive shipment of Yaba pills was stopped in the Bagador area while travelling from Myanmar to Mizoram.
The seized yaba pills are thought to have a market value in the crores. In the meantime, two drug dealers were detained by the police in connection with the discovery. Moreover, Himanta Biswa Sarma, the chief minister of Assam, praised the police's efforts in capturing the drugs.
The Cachar Police confiscated up to 150,000 Yaba tablets from Silchar earlier on March 23. The market value of the confiscated tablets was reportedly estimated at Rs. 15 crore. The tablets were taken from a high-end car. Police detained the massive shipment from a vendor by the name of Lalswamalina.