The Prohibition Enforcement Wing have seized 490 litres of Rectified Spirit (RS), being smuggled in a car and arrested a person in this connection.
On a tip off that RS was being transported, PEW sleuths carried out vehicle check near Pollachi late last night, during which a car went without stopping, pew sources said today.
The officials chased the car and stopped at a few km and nabbed the driver, near Sangampalayam.
As the sleuths nabbed the driver, Deepu, others in the car managed to escape in the cover of darkness. On search, they found 490 litres of RS in 14 cans each containing 35 litres, they said adding that the 28-year old driver, hailing from Idukki district in Kerala, said to have confessed that spirit was being taken to Kerala.