Liquor bottles seized from fruit shop during raid for plastic covers
Edappal (Malappuram): A team of health officials conducted raid at a fruit shop here on the basis of a complaint that the shop still uses banned plastic covers. But along with plastic covers, they found liquor bottles hidden in the fruit shop.
The incident took place at Amsakkacheri market in Edappal the other day. The officials raided the shop after the shop owner claimed that he had not kept any plastic covers there. Not convinced by his answer, officers raided the shop and found not only plastic covers but liquor bottles as well.
According to the information received by the health officers, the fruit shop owner purchased liquor in wholesale quantity from beverages shop and then sold it to retail customers for high price. Following the raid, the health officials informed Changaramkulam police.
The police arrived and closed the shop after taking the bottles into custody. The health officials also closed a fish market in the area where large number of people gathered often, in the backdrop of the coronavirus preventive measures.