Kohima police raid bootleggers; seizes 60 cases

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Kohima, September 14: Kohima Police today seized around 60 cases of liquor worth lakhs of rupees and also sealed several shops selling liquor in Jail Colony and Old Ministers Hill here.
Senior Superintendent of Police, Kohima, Vekhosa Chakhesang led from the front a team of police and Kohima Municipal Council officials in conducting the surprise raid of shops selling illicit liquor on the pretext of vending chips, mineral waters and juices.
The seized liquor which included huge quantity of assorted brands such as scotch, whisky, vodka, beer and breezer have been kept at South Police Station to be further deposited at Court Malkhana.
Interacting with media-persons on the sidelines of the raid, Vekhosa said following reports of sale of spurious liquor despite total ban as per the Nagaland Total Liquor Prohibition Act has been causing health hazards while many shops don’t even have trade license.
He said that some of the liquor would be handed over the to the Health and Family Welfare department for conduct test for adulteration. He also lamented it is the local people who have been conniving with non-locals to sell liquor.
During the raid, police along with KMC officials also sealed shops without proper trade license. (Page News Service)