217 liquor bottles seized; one arrested

An autorickshaw driver was arrested while transporting 217 liquor bottles for illegal sale near Kanniyakumari.

A police team, led by Sub-Inspector of Anjugramam police station, was conducting vehicle check at Paalkulam Junction on Tuesday night. When they intercepted an autorickshaw, they found five gunny bags with 217 liquor bottles in the vehicle. Subsequently, the police arrested auto river Rajadurai, 50, of Ottaiyalvilai and seized the auto with the liquor bottles.

During investigation, Rajadurai told the police that he was taking the liquor bottles as instructed by J. Varghese of Tsunami Colony near Kanniyakumari, who was reportedly selling liquor illegally. The police are on the lookout for Varghese.

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