THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The City Police seized around 400 litres of spirit from a car parked on the premises of the Medical College Hospital here on Friday. A person was arrested in connection with the incident.
The police said that the car, with a fake registration number, was parked on the hospital premises by the accused while trying to escape from a police team that had chased the car on Thursday.
Spirit-laden cans were kept in specially made chambers in the car.
The arrested person, whose details are yet to be available, told the police that the spirit was loaded from Karur near Madurai and the car entered the state through Amaravila checkpost.
Meanwhile Excise Department officials on Friday seized around 265 litres of illicit liquor from an open land adjacent to the Nettukaltheri Open Jail.
Around 300 kg of jaggery and 500 kg of patta kept in a pit were also seized from the place called Mukkodan’s hill.
The officials said the spirit was kept for brewing liquor eyeing the Onam festival. The police team was led by Shangumugham Assistant Commissioner Jawahar Janardh and Medical College CI Sheen Tharayil.
12 Held for Selling Intoxicants
The State Police on Friday arrested 12 persons for the sale of intoxicants near school premises. A total of 95 raids were conducted and 12 cases registered.
Five raids were conducted as part of Operation Kubera, the drive against violations of Kerala Moneylenders Act, DGP K S Balasubramanian said in a statement.