North Garo Hills: The Meghalaya Excise officers seized Indian-made foreign liquor (IMFL) from North Garo Hills on Friday. The IMFL recovered are worth Rs 5 lakh. The seizure was made from a truck in North Garo Hills district's Mendipathar area.
The excise officials conducted a raid in that area after receiving a tip-off on the same. 12 cartons of IMFL, along with a few crates of beer were seized from the truck. A case under the sections of the Excise Act has been registered at the Mendipathar police station, North Garo Hills District.
The IMFL and beer crates have been seized, and necessary actions are being taken against the miscreants connected with the seizure. These raids have been conducted to minimise accidents which are caused due to 'drink and drive.'
The North Garo Hills police said in their official statement, "These preventive actions are being taken to minimise the accidents because of drinking and driving, and committing other crimes under the influence of alcohol during the time of dry days."
In October, the excise Intelligence Bureau (EIB), seized a huge consignment of IMFL at Tetelia area in Sonapur, near NH 37. Two people were also arrested in connection with the case. Another two were absconding according to the ones who were arrested. The two arrested were heading from Himalayan Distillery Pvt Limited (factory) to M/S Borgohain Enterprises Bonded Warehouse Pvt Ltd in Mariani, which is under the jurisdiction of Jorhat district.
Earlier in August, over 7,000 litres of spurious liquor was seized at Nongjri market in East Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya. Initially, the police recovered 3,000 litres of such adulterated liquor. However, later, they could seize 7,000 litres. The police said that they received the information that the alcohol had expired and the people who were running this illicit trade, laced it with some substance with high alcohol content.