Noida (UP), Jan 31 (PTI) Illicit liquor worth Rs 25 lakh being smuggled from Haryana to Uttar Pradesh in a truck was confiscated in the bordering Gautam Buddh Nagar district Thursday, officials said.Also Read - Mountains to Beaches: 10 Summer And Budget-Friendly Destinations in India

The driver has been arrested and the container truck, which was en route from Gurgaon to Allahabad with 600 cartons of liquor inside, impounded, they said. Also Read - ₹ 500 Fine, 3-Month License Suspension: Mumbai Police Tightens Rules For Pillion Riders Without Helmet. Deets Here

Acting on a tip-off, the Excise Department had set up a security check at the Sirsa toll plaza on the Eastern Peripheral Expressway where the seizure was made around 5.30 pm, a senior official said. Also Read - LSG vs RCB Dream11 Team Prediction, TATA IPL 2022 Eliminator 1 Fantasy Hints: Captain, Vice-Captain – Lucknow Super Giants vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Playing 11s For Today’s T20 Match at Eden Gardens, Kolkata 7:30 PM IST May 25 Wed

“Upon interception, the driver was asked to open the container. He told officials that it was a movers and packers truck, carrying some household items. When pressured, he opened the container and 600 cartons of liquor costing Rs 25 lakh were found in it,” Excise Officer, Gautam Buddh Nagar, Rajesh Kumar Singh said. “The driver, Vikas of Rohtak district in Haryana, told the Excise officials that he was not aware of the content in the truck and was asked by logistics company to take the truck from Gurgaon to Allahabad,” he said.

Singh said a case has been registered in the matter.

Further investigation is underway, he adedd.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.