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Customs seize Rs 23.97 lakh worth foreign cigarettes

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Customs seize Rs 23.97 lakh worth foreign cigarettes Dunhill, Benson & Hedges cigarettes were smuggled from Sharjah

Dunhill, Benson & Hedges cigarettes were smuggled from Sharjah

BENGALURU:

Customs officials have seized foreign cigarettes worth Rs 23.97 lakh which were smuggled into the city. Based on a tip-off, the officials intercepted 8 boxes that had arrived at the airport from Sharjah.

The contraband was discovered when the boxes were subjected to an X-ray scan. Officials found 1,59,800 cigarettes worth Rs 23.97 lakh.

The customs tweeted: “Based on specifc information, the customs intercepted 8 boxes arrived from Sharjah. Open examination after an initial X-ray scan resulted in seizure of Dunhill and Benson & Hedges cigarettes (1,59,800 sticks of ₹23,97,000/-(approx).”

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