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Belagavi drink 3.75 lakh litres of alcohol on New Year’s Eve

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As many as 18,932 crates of liquor, including beer, amounting to 3,75,867 liters, were sold in the district on Monday, reports the New Indian Express.

This was a record-breaking sales figures as last year 15,295 crates (3,50,309 litres) was recorded on December 31, 2017.

The total alcohol consumed this year included 2,82,782 litres of Indian Made Liquor (IML) and 93,085 litres of beer, as against 2,68,762 litres of Indian Made Liquor (IML) and 81,547 litres of beer sold on the day last year.

Krishna Arun Kumar, Deputy Commissioner, Excise Department, said an additional 14,000 boxes liquor were sold on New Year’s Eve this year compared to last year. Youths came in more numbers to buy alcohol this time, TNIE adds in its story.

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