135 litres of arrack was seized in Visakhapatnam district


Arrack is a distilled alcoholic spirit made from red rice grain or fermented sap of coconut flowers. It is usually known as the poor man’s drink and was once consumed a lot by the people.
It was banned collectively in the Southern states way back but on Wednesday a collective raid was conducted by the city police and the officials of Excise and Prohibition department at the manufacturing units of arrack.
After following the orders from Gautam Sawang, Director General of Police (DGP), a team of 200 policemen and officials of excise department conducted the raid and seized about 135 litres of arrack and five were arrested from various places.
The manufacturing was happening at various places in Visakhapatnam district and around 300 litres of fermented Jaggery was destroyed.


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