Dehra dun: Two persons were arrested for illegally carrying foreign liquor at Vikasnagar area of the district near here, police said on Wednesday.

Birbal and Mangal Singh, both residents of Tehri district, were arrested when police stopped their vehicle during a routine checking on Tuesday and recovered 708 bottles of foreign liquor. Police also recovered two country-made pistols and 6 live cartridge from their possession.

On interrogation, the duo told the police that they were illegally carrying the foreign liquor from Chandigarh to sell it in Uttarakhand.