Uttar Pradesh police on Monday seized 6600 liters of liquor from a truck heading to Bihar.
According to the police, the truck was coming from Haryana’s Hisar district.
“We received information about a truck carrying liquor going to Bihar. We then seized a truck that was covered with rotten garlic. During the search, 6600 liters of liquor kept in 625 cases were recovered. The liquor is worth 70 lakhs and the price of the truck is around 30 lakhs. This truck had started from Hisar”, said SSP Sanjay Kumar Verma, Etawah.
The truck went to Bihar, Odisha, and Bengal earlier with the goods, said the police.
The police have registered a case and the investigation is underway.
Further details on the matter are awaited.
A ban on the sale and consumption of liquor was imposed in the state of Bihar by the state government in April 2016.
The ban was imposed after the state reported many deaths after consuming spurious alcohol and also domestic violence cases have been on the rise in the state.