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Mumbai: Maharashtra seals borders to prevent smuggling of liquor from neighbouring states during the lockdown

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Mumbai: Maharashtra seals borders to prevent smuggling of liquor from neighbouring states during the lockdown

Mumbai: Maharashtra has sealed its borders with them and deployed adequate manpower at a dozen checkposts on Friday to prevent liquor from being smuggled from neighbouring states.

This move by the Excise Department comes in the wake of lifting of certain coronavirus-induced curbs, which included allowing reopening of liquor shops.

With the increase in demand for alcohol in Maharashtra, there is every possibility of liquor smuggling by inter-state organised syndicates, as per an official.

The Official added “taking into consideration, the threat from such syndicates, the excise department has deployed its flying squads and vigilance teams in districts located along the borders with neighbouring states.”

News Input by K.V Raman

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