The Excise Department opened a 24-hour control room at the Wayanad Excise Division office at Muttil in the district to prevent smuggling of spirit and brewing of illicit liquor during the Onam season.

In a statement here on Friday, the Excise Deputy Commissioner said action would be taken on complaints received at the control room.

The public can register complaints on the following telephone numbers.

Excise Deputy Commissioner office: 9447565886; control room, Muttil: 04936- 202 228; circle office, Kalpetta: 04936-208 230; range office, Muttil: 04936-202 228; circle office, Mananthavadi: 04935-244 923; range office, Sulthan Bathery: 04936-227 227; and special squad, Meenangadi: 04936- 246180.