Ghaziabad, May 20 (PTI) In a raid conducted by the Excise Department, 10 drums containing 2,500 litres raw material for making illicit liquor and two furnaces have been destroyed in the jungles near Hindan river in Loni area here, officials said today.

Apart from the raw material, all apparatuses have been razed, while 125 liters of illicit liquor which was ready for sale was seized in the action yesterday, district excise officer Karunendra Singh said.

Teams of excise department from Meerut, Noida and Ghaziabad jointly raided a bordering village Girdharpur and Khoda colony of Noida and Ghaziabad and seized 151 cartons of IMFL, Singh said.

35 cartons of India-made foreign liquor (IMFL) have been confiscated from Agraula village as well, he said.

One bootlegger, Jagpal Saxena, has been arrested, while others managed to give officials the slip, he added.

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