Smuggled cigarettes seized in city.
GUWAHATI: City police have seized nine cartons of foreign-made cigarettes worth several lakhs while the consignment was being allegedly smuggled to Delhi. The seizure was made in Boragaon area here. Three persons, including one person from New Delhi and another person from Tripura, were nabbed for allegedly trying to smuggle the consignment. Sources said the cigarettes had been brought from Myanmar.
“Acting on a tip-off, the sleuths nabbed the trio with the illegal items in the city while they were on their way from an interstate bus terminus to Kamakhya railway station, from where they were supposed to smuggle the cigarettes to New Delhi,” said city police sources. The nabbed persons have been identified as Srimanta Das of Guwahati, Anurag Chandil of Delhi and Chaibon Das of Tripura.
“As these cigarettes are not duty-paid and many brands have price tags in foreign languages, traders make quite a profit,” sources added.