Staff Reporter

THENI: The police seized over 9,500 litres of spirit during surprise vehicle check up on Dindigul-Theni Highway at Devadhanapatti near here on Thursday.

Two persons, Sudhir (33) and Manohar (53) of Kerala, were arrested in this connection. The police seized the vehicle used for smuggling and 30 plastic cans, each containing 35 litres of spirit.

After preliminary investigations, the police conducted surprise raid at a poultry farm in a coconut grove on Ghat Road, near Batlagundu and found 243 cans with spirit hidden under hoard of hay. Total value of the spirit was around Rs.15 lakh.

The police said that the accused planned to smuggle the spirit that were brought from Karnataka to Kottayam, Kollam and other parts of Kerala.

They used to stock large quantity of spirit in the farm and send in batches to Kerala.