“Specific intelligence developed by DRI Ahmedabad officers indicated that a smuggling syndicate was trying to smuggle foreign brand cigarettes into India through the Mundra sea port,” news agency ANI quoted a senior DRI officer as saying.
Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized a container load of foreign brand cigarettes (Manchester) worth Rs 17 lakh at Mundra port in Gujarat on October 11: DRI pic.twitter.com/kBLBKXvL1l
— ANI (@ANI) October 13, 2022
Based on intelligence information, the container was identified and tracked, the policeman added.
As a result of the search of the container, 850 cartons of “Manchester” brand cigarettes were found.
Each carton contained approximately 10,000 cigarettes. Accordingly, a total of 85,50,000 foreign brand cigarettes valued at 17 million rupees were seized.
This is the fourth major seizure of cigarettes and e-cigarettes by DRI Ahmedabad this financial year. The total value of the seizures exceeded 100 million rupees.