Operation Vishudhi

In connection with Onam 2019, Excise Department is conducting Special Enforcement Drive, to curb the illicit trafficking and usage of liquor and drugs during the season. The drive named Operation Vishudhi started from 10/08/2019, and will continue till the end of the festival season.

As part of Operation Vishudhi, Excise Department have detected 1601 Abkari cases, 789 NDPS cases and 7943 COTPA cases, till 13/09/2019. 2139 accused were arrested in these cases, and seized 555 Ltr Arrack, 27496 Ltr Wash, 3337 Ltr IMFL, 19.4 Ltr FMFL, 189 Ltr Arishttam, 273 Ltr Beer, 1578 Ltr Toddy, 1027 Ltr Illicit Liquor, 51 Ltr Wine, 247 Kg Ganja, 136 Ganja Plants, 8.8 gm Hashish, 10 gm Brown Sugar, 4.2 gm MDMA, 230 mg LSD, 279 mg Cocaine, 1250 Tablets/Ampoules and 11359 Kg Tobacco Products. 172 vehicles also seized in these cases. Fine of Rs.15,56,700/- imposed in COTPA cases. Tube money for Rs.98,62,950/- and 5.72 Kg sandal wood also detected during the inspections.