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Youth organisation destroys contraband items worth over INR 20 lakh

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By Our Correspondent Updated: Dec 01, 2020 10:24 pm
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Our Correspondent
Kohima, Dec. 1 (EMN):
The Lhisemia Youth Organisation (LYO) on Tuesday destroyed Indian-Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) worth over INR 20 lakh at Kohima Municipal Council dumping site in Meriema.

President of LYO, Salhourü Chielie informed that the organisation seized around 400 cases of beer and 200 cases of rum amounting to INR 20 to 25 lakh. The liquors were seized within Lhisemia Khel jurisdiction in Kohima, he added.

He informed that the organisation had initiated a total ban on selling of IMFL within its jurisdiction for some time now. Accordingly, they started seizing liquors that were being sold since the beginning of 2020. He added that LYO would continue to maintain the effort in the days to come.

President of Lhisemiapfü Krotho, Ketsuse-ü Yhome, pointed out that ‘society is surrounded by anti-social elements.’

“If people do not unite and fight against these bad elements, it cannot be defeated,” she said.

The president maintained that they are destroying the IMFL for the benefit of the people and ‘not otherwise.’

“The organisation is not trying to target anybody with their initiative but is doing it with good intention and for common good only,” she said.

Yhome went on to add that many families were broken and many youths have lost their lives to alcohol and supported the liquor ban initiated by the organisation. She thanked the youth organisation who has been working tirelessly to ban alcohol within its jurisdiction.

Lhisemia Council Chairman Setuolie Keli-o appreciated the youth organisation for taking up such initiatives. He encouraged them to continue the initiative in the days to come for the welfare of the youth and public in general.

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By Our Correspondent Updated: Dec 01, 2020 10:24:03 pm