GRP steps up drive against liquor smuggling
The special drive of the Government Railway Police (GRP) against inter-State smuggling of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) and narcotic substances via special trains is continuing in full swing in major railway stations in the district.
GRP squad members said they had seized around 102 litres of IMFL and 50 kg of banned tobacco products within just 60 days of the launch of the drive. Three persons have been arrested andcharged under various sections of the Kerala Abkari Act and the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act.
Sub Inspector B.K. Siju, who heads the squad, said the seized products including liquor and tobacco were worth Rs.1.40 lakh.
“Besides tracking instances of smuggling, our team has succeeded in booking around 102 persons who were found travelling in an inebriated state and causing nuisance to fellow passengers,” he added.