The operation was carried out in the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday by the Crime Branch following a tip off that liquor was being smuggled in a tempo

 Indian-made foreign liquor worth Rs 15.87 lakh was seized by Maharashtra Excise officials on Jawahar-Silvassa Road in Palghar district ahead of New Year, an official said on Friday.

State Excise Superintendent Vijay Bukan told PTI the seizure was made from a van at around 3:30 am on Thursday, adding that the the driver escaped in the darkness.

“There were 114 boxes of IMFL in the van and these were meant for sale in Dadra and Nagar Haveli,” he said.

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