Vadodara: Ahead of the New Year’s Eve, the Bishnoi gang that smuggles liquor illicitly into the state has come under police scanner. The prevention of crime branch (PCB) of Vadoadra has undertaken a major operation to crack down on the gang and seize the liquor stock as well as nab the gang members.
On Saturday, the PCB seized a huge stock of liquor worthRs 38 lakh near Golden Chowkdi on the national highway.
Over 33,600 bottles were found from a container that was on its way to Halol road. In the last eight months, the PCB has seized liquor worth over Rs 1.2crore that was being smuggled by the Bishnoi gang into the city.
“We have been getting tip-offs about the movement of vehicles loaded with liquor being supplied by the Bishnoi gang.
Also, we understand their modus operandi and are able to detect the liquor boxes they hide in the vehicles. Our teams have made a major dent in their illicit business this year,” said inspector S D Radada of PCB.