In a major crackdown, around two persons allegedly involved in 12 chain snatching offences, nine in Surat and three in Rajkot, were arrested by city police on Wednesday. The members of the gang used to target women moving alone in the city.
Surat police said they increased vigil following a spurt in chain snatching incidents over the past few days.
In one of the biggest liquor hauls recently, the city police seized Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) worth Rs 37.82 lakh near a hotel on the national highway close to Makarpura.
The liquor seizure is being linked to notorious bootlegger Alpesh Wadhwani alias Alpu Sindhi.