Guwahati/IBNS Assam Excise department has seized around 1100 cases of Arunachal Pradesh made IMFL from a West Bengal bound truck at Rangia area in Assam's Kamrup district on Monday night.
The truck was on its way to Durgapur (West Bengal) from Dibrugarh in Assam.
Assam Excise department PRO Sailen Pandey said that, an Excise Intelligence Bureau (EIB) team headed by Subash Baishya detained a truck bearing registration number UP 21CN 5156 at Society Chowk, Rangia under Kamrup district.
Sailen Pandey said that the truck carried the Arunachal-made liquors without any valid permit.
The consignment papers available and produced by the truck driver, indicated that the consignment contained PP Granules (14000 kg) worth Rs 5,60,000.
It is noteworthy that the consignment was loaded at M/S G&P Plastics, Borsaikia Gaon, Maijan Road in Assam’s Dibrugarh and was supposed to get delivered at Polycon Industries in Durgapur in West Bengal.
"The transport service of the above consignment was carried out by M/S New Barik Transport Service Transporter from Kalain in Cachar," EIB official Baishya said.
The truck driver identified as Md Qasim was apprehended and handed over to Dilip Kalita i/c Rangia for further investigation, informed Subash Baishya.
Meanwhile, Assam Excise Minister Parimal Suklabaidya expressing his concern asked the department to probe into the matter and book all the culprits at the earliest.