Jajpur: Around 45 litres of liquor kept hidden under vegetables crates in a pickup van were seized by Excise officials at Jajpur vegetable market on Wednesday morning
The officials also detained the driver of the pickup van and are interrogating him in this connection.
Sources said vegetables from Kolkata are imported to the district regularly. A pickup van bearing number OD05 AS5748 arrived at Jajpur market this morning carrying vegetables from the neighbouring state. However, besides veggies, around 45 litres of liquor kept hidden in five vegetable crates were found from the vehicle.
On receiving information, Excise officials reached the spot and seized the vehicle besides detaining the driver, said the district Excise Deputy Superintendent.