MeraNews Network, Aravalli: The Shamlaji Police seized a huge stash of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) being smuggled into the state, pegged to be worth more than Rs 2 lakhs, in a brand new, unregistered car which the smugglers left behind while escaping.
The Prohibition Law in Gandhi’s Gujarat has been rendered to a joke with multiple cases of liquor being smuggled into the state from neighbouring states like Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Diu-Daman coming forth every day. Aravalli district is notorious for bootleggers and smugglers pushing liquor into the state brazenly. The district police have increased its patrolling.
During on such checks on National Highway 8 of every vehicle entering the district from Rajasthan, the Shamlaji Police team found an abandoned Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza that looked almost mint condition and had no registration number on it. Upon inspection, the team found 455 bottles of IMFL worth Rs 2,27,500. The brand new car is worth Rs 8,00,000. The value of seized items has been totaled to Rs 10,27,500. The police have begun searching for the alleged smugglers who left behind the liquor and car.
In another instance, Bhiloda Police raided Samrat Hotel, owned by the infamous smuggler Ramesh Gobar Vanzara and found 69 cans of beer hidden inside five cylinders in the hotel kitchen. The liquor seized was worth Rs 25,600 and Vanzara has been booked under the Prohibition Act. He is yet to be arrested.