On Friday Maharashtra Excise department of Konkan division seized liquor worth Rs 30 lakh, which was being transported illegally through Maharashtra to another state. In connection with the crime, the department has arrested a 35-year-old tempo driver.
State excise inspector Anand Kamble said a team from the flying squad spotted a tempo near a hotel at Kasara on Mumbai-Nashik Highway in the early hours of the day. On searching the tempo, they found the liquor stock concealed under bags of nylon ropes.
The stock, worth Rs 30 lakh, was for sale only in Dadra and Nagar Haveli and it had been brought to Maharashtra illegally, said an official.
The arrested accused who is a tempo driver has been identified as Rajesh Kumar Pandharilal Yadav. A probe is underway to find the source of the liquor and where it was being transported.