Staff Reporter

TIRUCHI: The Tiruchi Rural Police have launched an operation against illicit distillation by conducting mass raids in various places in the district on Tuesday.

As many as 109 cases were registered and as many who were involved in illicit distillation and sale of arrack were arrested.

Conducted under the instruction of the Superintendent of Police, Ashok Kumar Das, the raiding parties seized and destroyed over 1,000 litres of arrack and 1,000 litres of fermented wash in a single day on Tuesday. The maximum cases were booked in Lalgudi area (42 cases) followed by Jeeyapuram area (30) and Tiruverambur area (16).

Fifteen teams carried out the raids at places including Irungalur, Puthur Uthamanur, Pullampadi, Kallakudi, Neikuppai, Navalapttu, Jeeyapuram, Somarasampet, Kattuputhur, Thottiyam, Manapapprai, Vaiyampatti and Tiruverambur.