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Foreign cigarettes worth Rs 17 crore seized from Mundra port

New Delhi: The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized a container load of foreign brand cigarettes valued at Rs 17 crores from Gujarat’s Mundra Port on Tuesday. ”Specific intelligence developed by officers of DRI Ahmedabad suggested that a smuggling syndicate is attempting to smuggle foreign brand cigarettes to India through Mundra Sea port,” news agency […]

Edited By : Mayank Meliwar | Updated: Oct 15, 2022 13:35 IST
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New Delhi: The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized a container load of foreign brand cigarettes valued at Rs 17 crores from Gujarat’s Mundra Port on Tuesday.

”Specific intelligence developed by officers of DRI Ahmedabad suggested that a smuggling syndicate is attempting to smuggle foreign brand cigarettes to India through Mundra Sea port,” news agency ANI report quoted a senior DRI officer as saying.

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Acting on the intelligence, the container was identified and tracked, the officer added.

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Examination of the container led to recovery of 850 cartons of “Manchester” brand cigarettes.

Each carton was packed with about 10,000 cigarettes. Accordingly, a total of 85,50,000 foreign branded cigarette sticks worth Rs 17 crores were seized.

This is the fourth major seizure of cigarettes and e-Cigarettes by DRI Ahmedabad in this financial year. The total value of the seizures has exceeded Rs 100 crores.

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First published on: Oct 13, 2022 07:41 PM IST

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