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Updated December 30th, 2023 at 21:57 IST

Over 15 lakhs cigarette sticks worth Rs 2.4 Crores apprehended at Mumbai airport

During the examination of the said consignment, Cigarette cartons were found concealed, neatly placed inside the layered boxes of fabrics.

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Huge cigarette seizure at Mumbai airport | Image:ANI
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Mumbai: A  consignment of 15, 86,960 cigarette sticks with a market value of approximately Rs 2.4 Crores was apprehended from Air Cargo Complex, Mumbai, said DRI on Saturday. 

Based on the intelligence of suspected smuggling of Cigarettes through the Air Cargo route, an import consignment at Air Cargo Complex, Mumbai, was intercepted on December 29 by the officers of DRI, Mumbai, said DRI. 

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The declared cargo of the consignment was bed sheets and dress material, added DRI. 

The consignment had arrived from Dubai, as per DRI. 

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 During the examination of the said consignment, Cigarette cartons were found concealed, neatly placed inside the layered boxes of fabrics. 

The cigarettes that were seized were from some of the most popular brands. During the investigation, one person found involved in the smuggling activity has been arrested. 

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Further investigation is in progress. (With inputs from ANI) 

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Published December 30th, 2023 at 21:57 IST

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