Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh STF detained two interstate smugglers last night and captured 300 cartons of prohibited liquor in their ownership.

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The two detained — Ram Kumar Jogi and Naushad were detained from Lucknow National Highway.

This comes after a few deaths were reported from the country as a result of spurious liquor.

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According to authorities, approximately 300 cartons of liquor values Rs 30 lakhs, also Rs. 1780 in cash were recovered by the accused.

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On being interrogated, the accused disclosed they were included in large scale smuggling of liquor from Haryana and Punjab. This was subsequently provided in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.