Smuggled cigarettes worth Rs 21L, 850 first copies of watches seized in Mumbai
The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) busted a major watch racket after raiding two shops in Manish Market area on Tuesday. The DRI sleuths had allegedly seized 850 first copies of high-end watches and have sent them for valuation. However, they assume that the total cost of these watches could run in crores.
According to the DRI sources, acting on specific information about illegally smuggled watches being stored for sale, the DRI officials conducted a raid at Musafir Khana, Manish Market on Tuesday afternoon. The agency raided two shops reportedly owned by one Aadil Ashfaq Padri and had seized 850 watches.
“The shop owner had no relevant import documents for the watches. While some of the watches seemed to be genuine, some look like first copies of Rolex, Omega, Seiko, Armani and Rado. As per our information, the goods were misdeclared and were brought from Nhava Sheva port to Manish Market,” said a DRI source.