Excise Special Squad led by Circle Inspector S. Ashok Kumar arrested four persons including a woman for brewing illicit liquor at Mavelikara on Thursday night.

About 91 litres of brewed arrack, 10 litres of spirit, and five vehicles were confiscated from the spot.

According to Excise officials, , the arrest of Rajendra Prasad (46) of Haripad with 20 litres of arrack on Thursday led to the hideout of the team. Jayakumar 42, of Changanassery, Asha Nair 33, of Kottayam, Murukan 26, of Mavelikara and Rajesh, 25, of Mavelikara were arrested from the house which was rented by Jayakumar, they said.

Excise official said that Jayakumar and Asha were living in the rented house and had convinced the neighbours that they were doing textile business.

Five vehicles seized

Murukan and Rajesh were arrested as they came to the house to purchase arrack. Two cars, an autorickshaw and two bikes were found at the site.

Seven mobile phones and 1O SIM cards were also found.

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