Staff Reporter

KOLLAM: A team from the Highway Patrol intercepted a lorry on the National Highway 208 at Valakode, near Punalur, and seized 3,465 litres of spirit. The lorry, coming from Tamil Nadu, was earlier cleared at the Aryankavu check-post.

The spirit was kept in cans of 35-litre capacity each. There were 100 cans. But, the contents had leaked from one can and it was empty. The driver and cleaner of the lorry managed to escape.

The cans were concealed under a consignment of rotten fish.