Hyderabad: The excise department officials from Ghatkesar along with the local police arrested five persons on charges of smuggling non-duty paid liquor and selling it to customers. About 521 bottles of liquor worth Rs.12 lakh, 2 cars, a truck and other material, altogether estimated worth Rs.48 lakh, was seized.
The arrested persons include T.Harikrishna Goud, A.Jagadeeshwar, A.Surendar, B.Sreedhar and P.Balaraju.
According to the excise department officials, Harikrishna Goud procured non-duty paid liquor from local dealers in Goa and smuggled with the help of his associates into Hyderabad in private vehicles.
Following a tip-off, officials of the excise department and the Ghatkesar police raided several places in Boduppal, Siddipet and Nacharam and arrested the suspects and seized the liquor bottles.
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