Bhadrak, July 13: The Bhadrak Excise officials arrested two persons for smuggling country-made liquor near Erada Canal Chhak under the Bhadrak Rural Police limits.
The arrested were identified as Bijat Maharana and Amit Jena.
According to reports, the two smugglers were on their way with country-made liquor in a car.
After getting a tip-off, the excise officials were waiting for them at Erada Canal Chhak that liquor was being smuggled in a Swift Desire car.
The driver of the car after spotting the excise officials near the canal tried to turn the vehicle and was struck by a tree. Unable to take the car back again, he drove into the nearby canal.
But, the officials managed to nab the culprits, who tried to run, and seized 300 liters of country-made liquor from the car.