Staff Reporter

KOZHIKODE: A total of 2,49,320 litres of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL), 21,509 litres of wash and 83.5 litres of arrack were seized in joint raids by the Excise, Police, Revenue and Forest Departments in the district.

A total of 53 cases were registered in 505 raids conducted in the district. A total of 27 persons were arrested, 229 liquor shops and 5,397 vehicles checked and one vehicle seized. About 115 samples were sent for chemical examination. This was announced by Assistant Excise Commissioner C.C. Thomas at a people’s committee meeting held at the Collectorate here on Saturday.