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Banned tobacco products worth Rs 2.68 lakh seized in Palghar; 1 held



The sale and consumption of gutka, scented and flavoured tobacco has been banned in Maharashtra since 2012

Tobacco products worth Rs 2.68 lakh was seized in Palghar and one person has been held in this connection.

Following a tip-off, a police team intercepted a tempo on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway on Sunday, and during checking of the vehicle, the police seized banned goods, which were being transported to Palghar.

The tempo driver was arrested, district rural police spokesperson Sachin Nawadkar said.

The police has registered a case against the tempo driver under relevant provisions. The police is also trying to out from where the accused got the stock and to whom he was to deliver it.

The sale and consumption of gutka, scented and flavoured tobacco has been banned in Maharashtra since 2012. In 2018, the state government made sale of gutka a non-bailable offence and enhanced the punishment for it from six months to three years.

(With inputs from PTI)

 



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