Pune: State Excise Team Seizes Alcohol Worth Rs 66 Lakh At Toll Booth

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Pune, 13th March 2023: Near the Somatne toll booth in Taleagon Dhabade, the State Excise team seized foreign alcohol and beer worth Rs 65.90 lakh and a container worth Rs 86 lakh.

The Talegaon Dabhade Division of the State Excise Department has started taking enforcement action against the illegal smuggling of alcohol produced in Goa into foreign countries. This activity took place close to the Somatne toll booth.

A 10-wheel container truck that was allegedly utilised for smuggling and distributing illegal foreign spirits has been seized by authorities. This container held 445 cartons of various worldwide beer and alcohol brands. The State Excise Department was tipped off that this material was being unlawfully transported in Maharashtra disguised as medications. This item can only be manufactured and marketed in the state of Goa.

Shankar Lal Narayan Joshi, a 46-year-old inhabitant of Sambalpur, Rajasthan, is the suspected container driver.

According to sections 65(a)(e), 81, 83, 90, 103, and 108 of the Maharashtra Prohibition Act, 1949, a complaint has been filed against the arrested suspects.

Sanjay Saraf, Inspector of State Excise for Taleagon Dhabade Division, Deepak B. Supe, Under Inspector of State Excise for Taleagon Dhabade Division, Priyanka N. Rathod, Sagar Dhurve, R. C. Lokhande, and others participated in the action. Sub Inspector Deepak of the State Excise Talegaon Dabhade Division conducted a more thorough inquiry into the incident.


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