Three persons, including two African students, were arrested by the police on charges of smuggling Indian Made Foreign Liquor from Puducherry to Tiruchi on Friday night.

Police said that when a Highway patrol team intercepted a car at Janakipuram near here, they found 188 units of tinned beer in it. The police arrested taxi driver K. Mariappan (32) of Aiyampuram in Tiruchi, and two African students M. Elwis (22) and O. Fiyana studying in a private college in Tiruchi.

After impounding the contraband and the vehicle, the police let the offenders go on bail.

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