Bootleggers Imbibes New Modus Operandi To Smuggle Liquor Into Gujarat From Rajasthan
Bootleggers who earlier used small cars to bring liquor into Gujarat from Rajasthan are now using two wheelers, especially scooters with large glove boxes or storage compartments.
Krishnanagar police late on Tuesday night nabbed eight such smugglers, with four scooters at Chiloda Circle.
“We found 239 liquor bottles, worth Rs 54,650,” said a police official.
Senior police officials said that on interrogating the accused it came to light that a bootlegger, Ratansinh of Bicchuvada in Rajasthan, loaded liquor consignments on to their scooters, to be handed to one Sonu of Sardarnagar at a particular hotel.
In the late 1990s and early 2000s, bootleggers would smuggle liquor into the state in trucks. As prohibition grew more stringent, they started using small cars.