Gutka, tobacco products worth Rs 11 lakh seized in Palghar, 1 held

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Palghar, Aug 15 : The Rural Police have seized a stock of banned gutka and tobacco products worth Rs 11,41 lakh from a tempo in the district and arrested one person in this connection.

While checking the vehicles passing through the Charoti check post at around 0130 hours on Friday, the Kasa police caught the tempo which was smuggling in the banned gutka and tobacco products into Maharashtra, police said.

During search of the vehicle, police seized different brands of gutka and tobacco products collectively worth Rs 11,41,200.

They also arrested the driver of the tempo and impounded the tempo worth Rs 10 lakh.

An offence under various sections of Indian Penal Code and also Food Safety and Standard Regulations 2011 has been registered with the Kasa police station against the arrested driver, sources added.


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