Patna: The Bihar police on Wednesday seized 395 cartons of alcohol hidden beneath the sacks of salt in a truck coming from Haryana in Rohtas district.
Four persons, including two hailing from Haryana and as many residents of the state, have been arrested in connection with smuggling of liquor in Bihar where prohibition is in force, a statement from state police headquarters said.
Acting on a tip off, a team of Economic Offence Wing of the Bihar police spotted a truck and two MUVs near a dhaba on GT road in Sabrabad in Rohtas district.
When the policemen arrived, the MUVs sped away from there but the truck was caught.
During search of the truck, 395 cartons of alcohol containing 4740 bottles of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) bearing the mark 'for sale in Haryana' was found hidden beneath the sacks of salt, the statement said.
Following information provided, two persons fleeing in the vehicles were caught near Chausa Railway crossing in Buxar district when they were trying to cross over to Uttar Pradesh.
The two have been identified as residents of Bhojpur district of Bihar while as many caught from truck hailed from Haryana.
The Bihar police and Excise officials have been hot on pursuit to check smuggling of liquor from far off Haryana after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar ordered crackdown on the network of this illegal trade.