Excise Department seize 99 cartons of liquor, one arrested

Central Chronicle News
Raipur, Jan 29: Raipur district Excise Department on Friday made a major haul of liquor smuggled into the capital from Haryana and arrested one person in this regard. Search is underway for the owner of a warehouse in Gogaon.
According to information, Excise Department on Friday morning received tip off about a white coloured Bolero pickup bearing registration number CG04-JC-9164 is smuggling liquor to some place towards Bilaspur. Following the information, a trap was laid and the vehicle was successfully intercepted by the department’s sleuths. A search of the vehicle led to recovery of 22 cartons of various brands of foreign liquor that were meant solely to be sold in Haryana state. The driver, identified as Mayur Nanwani, was immediately taken into custody and taken for further interrogation during which he confessed of carrying the liquor cartons to the warehouse of one Manoj Goenka situated in Gogaon locality.
Following his confession, Excise officials raided the particular warehouse and seized from there another 77 cartons of foreign liquor of various brands.
All the liquor cartons have since been seized and an offence has been registered under Section 34-2 of Excise Act. Further investigation in this regard is now

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