Satish Aditya
Motihari :A Pohibition  & Excise Department team, on a tip off, conducted raids at three places in Noniyatoli under Piprakothi  police station (PS) in East Champaran District on January 16, 2021, and  seized  287 of cartons Indian Made Foreign Liquor worth about Rs 45 lakh  and a  Pick-Up  van when the liquor smugglers were loading the liquor in the van for distribution.

Excise Superintendent Abhinaw Prakash said  the liquor cartons were earlier unloaded  from a truck and  stored at three different places. On January 16,  these  cartons were  being loaded  the on a pickup by some persons  who fled away after seeing the Excise Department team. No arrest was made in this case but three liquor smugglers  have been  identified  and they would be arrested soon, he said.