Staff Reporter

PALAKKAD: An Excise special squad headed by V.P. Sulesh, Circle Inspector, seized spirit from a truck at Para, near Kozhinjampara, on Friday.

The spirit was found concealed in specially made containers in the truck and the chassis.

The spirit was smuggled through the byroutes near the inter-State check-posts at Chittur from Pollachi side of Tamil Nadu.

Excise preventive officer V.R. Rajan said the vehicle has been seized. Its driver, V.P. Dinesh of Ancharakandy in Kannur, has been arrested.

He said the quantity of the smuggled spirit being assessed would be over 3,500 litres .