5 liquor smugglers arrested in Ballia
Varanasi: The police nabbed five members of two gangs of liquor smugglers and recovered illicit liquor worth of Rs 52 lakh at two different places in Ballia district on Monday. The liquor consignments were being transported to Bihar.
According to reports, during a checking drive the police stopped a truck near Sadauli culvert in Rasara police station area in Ballia on Monday evening. On checking 49,000 bottles of illicit liquor of two brands packed in 980 cartons were recovered from the truck bearing registration number of Haryana.
The police arrested three persons identified as Manish Yadav, resident of Ballia, Rohtas and Sanjay, both natives of Haryana. During interrogation, they confessed that the liquor consignment was being smuggled to Bihar from Haryana.