Published On: Fri, Jun 12th, 2020

DRI seizes foreign brand cigarettes worth Rs 12 cr in Navi Mumbai

Mumbai: In a major haul, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized foreign brand cigarettes worth Rs 11.88 crore from a container at the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) in Navi Mumbai, an official said on Friday.

DRI intercepted a container with declared goods as dates on arrival from Dubai at Jawaharlal Nehru Port. It was found that 71,61,600 foreign brand cigarette sticks valued at Rs 11,88,28,800 were being illegally imported in them.

Based on a tip-off, the Mumbai unit of the DRI intercepted the 40-ft container, an official said.

The container had arrived from Dubai and was carrying 600 master boxes containing 32,640 cartons of undeclared foreign brand cigarettes, he said.

Two persons have been arrested in this connection and remanded in judicial custody till June 25, the official said, adding that a probe was underway.


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