Staff Reporter

KOCHI: The police in the rural district have seized 4,000 litres of spirit and more than 6,000 litres of toddy from a godown near Aluva.

The seizure was made after following up on information obtained by the police.

The suspects were being tracked, following detection of spirit from vehicles at Aluva and Thrikkakara recently.

The godown is operated by P.P. Vineesh, who holds the licence along with Aneesh, Antony, Shibu, Aneesh Jose and Thomas.

Between them, they operated 36 toddy shops in the region.

The police conducted searches at all these shops, but most of them remained closed, said police sources.

The police took into custody six persons working at the godown at Kottayi.

They were Lathish, Suresh, Siju, Salim and Sivadasan. The police are on the look-out for the licence-holders.