Although the AP authorities arrange the Particular Enforcement Bureau (SEB) and checkposts alongside the Andhra-Odisha Border (AOB) to cease the influx of liquor into the state, plenty of organised rackets proceed to function. Smuggling of liquor from Odisha has additionally turn out to be a profitable enterprise.
The SEB and police personnel have been seizing wherever between 100 to 150 liquor bottles in Vizianagaram and Srikakulam districts, smuggled in from Odisha, for the previous few weeks. However that is solely the tip of the iceberg, as the most important haul of liquor smuggled in from Odisha goes undetected within the area.
A senior officer with the SEB stated they’ve seized small to medium portions of liquor of Odisha origin in elements of Vizianagaram and Srikakulam districts, each of which share a border with Odisha. “We at the moment are specializing in a number of the inside village routes which might be linked to Odisha as liquor smugglers at the moment are taking inside roads as an alternative of freeway to evade the police radar,” the officer stated.
“Because the organised gangs have been getting good earnings by promoting Odisha origin liquor within the state, they proceed the commerce despite arrests of bootleggers and seizure and destruction of the liquor. We’re chalking out some extra methods to examine the unlawful commerce,” officers added.
Other than Odisha origin liquor, on common, officers of SEB and police seize no less than 200 to 300 litres of hooch, moreover destroying the fermented jaggery wash used for brewing the substance within the two districts.
Brewing hooch alongside the AOB has resumed, with many adopting modern strategies to move the drink to villages and cities within the two districts the place they’re offered at excessive costs.