IMPHAL, January 18: The 24th Assam Rifles, Khudengthabi post had seized a huge consignment of banned alcohol from a Tata Spacio Gold and arrested three persons including the driver of the vehicle.
It is learnt that the permanent vehicle check post of the 24 AR at Khudengthabi was alerted on January 13 around 2 pm on receiving specific information regarding the ferrying of banned alcohol along the national highway.
Around 5 pm, a Tata Spacio Gold sliver coloured bearing registration number MNO1W – 3535 coming from Moreh towards Imphal was stopped for checking, informed a source.
During checking of the vehicle several cases of alcohol were recovered.
The recovered items are eight cases of Lipo Rum (250 ml) (total 192 bottles); six cases Red Level whisky (750 ml) (total 72 bottles); four cases of Absolud Vodka (750 ml); two cases of Dali Beer (330 ml); eight cases of Bear Beer (500 ml) five cases of Diablo beer (500 ml); four cases of Dagon beer (500 ml); two mobile phones and two driving licence.
The three arrested have been identified as driver of the vehicle, Thingbaijam Prem Meitei, 25, son of Th Ibohol Meitei, of Mayang Imphal Thana maning post office; Khumukcham Gandhi, 25, son of Kh Nilamani Singh of Mayang Imphal Bazar and Guna, 21, son of (L) Prem Kumar, of Imphal west.
The arrested individuals and the recovered items were later handed over to the excise department, Thoubal, informed the source.