In a recent operation, authorities have uncovered an audacious attempt to smuggle Indian made foreign liquor (IMFL) into the dry state of Bihar. At least six substantial boxes, purportedly containing medicinal supplies, were seized when vigilant authorities detected the concealed contraband.
A renowned courier firm had been commissioned for the transportation of these boxes, and it was during routine cargo scanning that their clandestine contents came to light. Instead of essential medical items, the boxes were found to be harboring liquid substances, casting immediate suspicion on the consignment.
Upon this discovery, the courier firm swiftly alerted the relevant law enforcement agencies, which initiated a thorough inspection. Upon opening the boxes, authorities were confronted with an astonishing find – approximately 1,100 plastic pouches laden with whiskey concealed within medicine bottles.
This audacious smuggling attempt has raised concerns due to Bihar’s stringent alcohol ban, enforced since April 5, 2016, effectively rendering the state ‘dry’ and prohibiting the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages.
In response to this illicit operation, an FIR (First Information Report) has been registered against the courier company under sections 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code and the Punjab Excise Act (Haryana Amendment Bill). The investigation is ongoing, and authorities intend to scrutinize the company’s employees who handled the shipment in IMT Manesar to identify the original sender and any complicity in these unlawful activities.
This daring attempt to breach Bihar’s strict anti-alcohol regulations has been met with swift action from law enforcement. As the investigation unfolds, further details surrounding this case will be revealed.
In a state where the sale and consumption of liquor are strictly prohibited, such instances of smuggling highlight the challenges authorities face in enforcing these measures effectively.
This incident underscores the need for continued vigilance and collaborative efforts among law enforcement agencies to combat illegal activities of this nature.
Disclaimer: The information contained in this report is based on available sources and is subject to further investigation. The individuals and entities mentioned are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.