Around 2,000 litres of kerosene meant for the public distribution system was seized from a vehicle here on Friday.
The Vilavancode taluk supply officials led by N. Suki Premila seized the consignment while it was being smuggled into Kerala.
According to officials, a speeding tempo was intercepted near Nithravilai. As the van driver failed to stop, the officials gave chase. However, the driver escaped after abandoning the vehicle.
The officials found barrels of PDS kerosene stored in the vehicle. Police confirmed that the vehicle was involved in a similar offence earlier.