Thanks to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy's lopsided policies on liquor prohibition in State, the Andhra Pradesh youth are entering into liquor smuggling business in more and more numbers.
Shockingly, AP youth who completed professional courses like B.Tech, MBBS are also being caught by police smuggling liquor from neighboring Telangana to Andhra Pradesh in huge quantities.
AP youth who include unemployed, illiterates and highly-educated seem to be believing liquor smuggling business as more profitable.
They say they are forced to enter into this business with no jobs in AP for the past one year besides losing jobs and livelihood due to corona pandemic.
They say that they are able to earn a minimum of Rs 30,000 per month with liquor smuggling.
On Friday, September 4, 2020, AP police caught seven students while they were smuggling liquor from Telangana to Kadapa worth Rs 11 lakh. Of them, two were engineering graduates and two were graduates.
Recently, AP police caught two MBBS students in Kurnool, while they were smuggling 96 liquor bottles from Telangana.
In the name of liquor prohibition, CM Jagan enhanced liquor rates sharply in AP saying that this would discourage liquor consumption. Jagan also banned prominent liquor brands in AP.
But this did not reduce consumption but fuelled smuggling from Telangana. Youth are smuggling prominent liquor brand from Telangana and selling in Andhra.