Baripada, June 8: Excise sleuths seized huge quantity of fake foreign liquor in Bangra area under Khunta police station limits in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district on Tuesday morning. They also arrested a person in this connection.
The arrested person has been identified as Santosh Kumar Mahanta.
Acting on a tip off, Excise conducted raids in the locality this morning and seized fake foreign liquor worth lakhs of rupees from the spot. They also seized materials used for making fake liquor.
The accused will be forwarded to the court later in the day, officials said.
Sources said that country made foreign liquor is mainly being smuggled from neighbouring states following its high demand across the district in the wake of upcoming festivals.