Illicit liquor seized, nine arrested

Staff Reporter

Bangalore: Officials of the Excise Department have arrested nine persons and seized from them lakhs of rupees worth spirit and spurious Indian-made liquor. The police have also seized three vans and a car the accused were using to transport illicit liquor. On a tip-off, the officials intercepted a van near Halebairavanahalli, off Mysore Road. On information given by the occupants of the van, the police raided a house at Maragondanahalli in Kengeri and later intercepted another vehicle at Kasuvanahalli, official sources said.