Staff Reporter

Thiruvananthapuram: The Excise department on Thursday seized 7,000 litres of spirit from a tanker lorry that was intercepted near Pathankallu in Neyyatinkara taluk.

The driver of the lorry, Mani Chenkuttuvan, and cleaner, Ravi, were arrested in connection with the seizure. Both are residents of Chennai in Tamil Nadu.

An Excise official said the spirit was meant for some persons in Kochi.

An investigation was on to identify for whom the spirit was being smuggled.