Drug and alcohol smugglers often devise innovative ideas to perform illegal activities and this case in point is a prime example of that.
This news report shows how Mahindra Bolero was being used for smuggling alcohol in Bihar. Now, this is an unfortunate reality gripping a lot of areas of our country. Illicit alcohol transport is common in various parts, especially in the rural areas where the police can’t easily access and monitor the vast areas. This proves to be the perfect location for troublemakers. That is exactly what ends up happening here, although the police were vigilant this time around.
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Mahindra Bolero Used For Alcohol Smuggling
This news has been reported from Bihar. The Police had information regarding alcohol smuggling for a long time. It had been keeping an eye on the surrounding areas. Finally, they caught the Mahindra Bolero in which the smuggling was found to have taken place. However, it was unclear where the bottles of alcohol were hidden. After some efforts, the Police discovered that the miscreants tried to be clever and hid the 20 boxes (960 bottles) of alcohol inside the roof of the SUV. Four people in the Bolero have been arrested and further investigation is underway.
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Bolero is a popular SUV in semi-urban and rural environments due to its rugged nature and tough build quality. Its utilitarian aspects offer applications in various scenarios like carrying a large number of passengers or carrying loads of luggage around. The tough build of the SUV ensures that it stays stable and resilient even on harsh terrains which are common in most remote areas of our country. Hence, the Bolero has constantly featured on the list of highest-selling Mahindra SUVs for a long time.
The Bolero Neo comes with a 1.5-litre mHawk diesel engine making 100 hp and 260 Nm of peak power and torque respectively. This engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The ladder-frame SUV comes with a rear-wheel-drive system and multi-terrain technology. An optional N10 (O) variant with Manual Lock Differential will come at a later stage. The prices of the Bolero Neo start at Rs 9.29 lakh for the N4 trim and go all the way up to Rs 11.78 lakh, ex-showroom for the N10 trim. There are no direct competitors to the Bolero Neo as it is a unique proposition that has been doing extremely well in the Indian market for a long time now.
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