A major spurious liquor racket was busted on Saturday with the arrest of five women from a remote village in Allahabad district and 800 litres of hooch was seized, reports PTI quoting official sources.

Acting on a tip-off, excise officials raided Bahamalpur village where a makeshift brewery was also demolished, they said. Five women were arrested from the spot while nearly 800 litres of hooch a huge quantity of lahan (a wild fruit whose extract is used in preparing hooch) were also seized.