For some time in 1924, Blantyre police had been in possession of information that a strong alcoholic smell had been coming from a cellar below an “unnamed” shopkeeper ‘s premises on Glasgow Road.
In consequence, the premises were put under observation by the police, a stakeout if you like! When suspects entered the cellar, police called for Excise officers on standby, and on Monday 14th April 1924, together they raided the premises that morning.
The police found both finished and unfinished bottled alcohol and also instruments which might have been used in the manufacture of these spirits. Suspects were all arrested.
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