Two Chinese nationals were arrested in Patna for violating the liquor prohibition rule imposed by the Bihar government over two years ago, police said on Monday.

The two were arrested in a drunken state from a guesthouse on Sunday night.

“The police launched a probe into how they got the liquor,” an IANS report quoted Patna Senior Superintendent of Police Manu Maharaj as saying.

The two nationals were associated with the Chinese mobile phone company Oppo.

The guesthouse, where they were staying was booked in the name of Oppo Mobiles (DS) Private Limited.

Oppo India, meanwhile, said the company had taken cognisance of the incident.

We at OPPO India are aware of the recent report and have taken immediate cognizance of this incident. OPPO’s India business has deep regard and respect for the laws of the land and fully comply with them. The actions by the employees in question were undertaken in their personal capacities and in no way represent the company’s views or intentions,” said a statement issued by the company.

The company said it was cooperating with the local authorities to ensure a smooth investigation. “We will provide all possible information required. We will take necessary action and ensure that this kind of incident does not happen in the future,” said the statement.

More than 1.5 lakh people have been arrested for violating the liquor prohibition in Bihar till date since it was imposed on 5 April 2016.