VISAKHAPATNAM: Scores of women of Arilova, under the aegis of Visakha Mahila Seva Sangam, raided the belt shops (illegal wine shops) and broke 50 liquor bottles on the road at Arilova on Friday.

“Repeated complaints to the Excise Department have not evoked the desired response and the belt shops are continuing in full swing. We (women) have taken drastic action in view of the inaction of the department as also to end our sufferings,” said Sr. Nirmala of the sangam.

The women warned that they would conduct frequent raids on the belt shops till the menace was wiped out totally.