Police launch ‘Operation Wind’ against illicit liquor sale
During the lockdown and following the closure of liquor retailers, illicit liquor is being bought throughout the State.
The Prohibition and Enforcement Wing (PEW) officers are conducting intensive operations against these concerned within the preparation and sale of illicit liquor. PEW has launched a particular drive “Operation Wind” from June 8 to 22 aiming to stop manufacturing and sale of illicit liquor / arrack in your complete State.
Intensive raids have been organised throughout the State in hilly areas. On day one, a complete of 14,232 litres of fermented wash was seized and destroyed, 45 instances have been registered in Villupuram, Kallakurichi, Cuddalore and 16 extra districts. A complete of two,210 litres of illicit arrack was traced and destroyed, 67 instances have been registered in Villupuram, Kallakurichi, Cuddalore and 17 extra districts.
Over 110 instances have been booked for hoarding Indian made international liquor (IMFL) which have been procured from Tasmac retailers and bought illegally at increased charges within the black market. Besides, 2,757 bottles of IMFL have been seized.
Another 232 different State IMFL instances have been registered and 14,505 bottles of different State IMFL have been seized, mentioned a press launch.
The Additional Director General of Police, PeW, has made an enchantment to individuals to not eat the dangerous illicit liquor. Further he appealed to the general public for details about the preparation of illicit liquor and its gross sales to be shared with the small print of location as to the place the illicit liquor is ready by the Toll free quantity 94981-10581 or Helpline 10581. Information from the general public will likely be saved confidential.