Vadodara: Early on Monday, country-made liquor brewers were caught by surprise in different areas of the city. Several police teams crackdown on brewery units set up at isolated spots and seized the liquor stock. Though these brewery spots existed for quite some time, the cops for the first time used drones to get their exact locations.
About 10 such country-made liquor breweries were destroyed by the crime branch teams in Bhaliyapura, Vadsar, Bil, Koyal and Ranoli. “The gangs that brew country-made liquor choose isolated spots and many of them are not even accessible by two-wheelers. We had information about such breweries but by the time the cops reached there, the accused used to flee with all the stock,” said Jaydeepsinh Jadeja, DCP (crime).
“So, we decided to deploy drones that captured photos of the breweries over the last two days. On Monday, our teams reached all the spots and seized hundreds of litres of country-made liquor,” Jadeja told TOI.
All the breweries that were destroyed were in the ravines of Vishwamitri River. The police said that the gangs operating these breweries are well-versed with the route and usually they brew liquor at night.