Three persons were arrested on Wednesday with 2,400 litres of illegal molasses meant for making country liquor in Varanasi district, police said.

Awadh Bihari, Narendra Singh and Guddu were arrested on a tip-off from Chetganj area of Varanasi with 10 drums of illegal molasses, Special Task Force I-G, Ashish Gupta said. During interrogation, they disclosed that from 2,400 litres of molasses, about 12,500 litres of country liquor worth about Rs. 16 lakh could be prepared. — PTI