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Smuggled cigarettes worth Rs 6.33 cr seized in Hyderabad, says DRI

The DRI release put the value of the cigarettes at Rs 6.33 crore

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

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The (DRI) on Saturday said that it had seized foreign-made worth Rs 6.33 crore allegedly being smuggled into the country.

A release said that, based on a specific tip-off, a Hyderabad-verified container was checked last night at an Inland Container Depot (ICD) in neighbouring Ranga Reddy district leading to the seizure of the

"On verification of the container and its documents, it was found that the container was stated to contain self-adhesive tapes. The goods were imported from United Arab Emirates. De-stuffing of the container revealed 176 packages containing of foreign make," the release added.

The release put the value of the cigarettes at Rs 6.33 crore and the 242 packages of self-adhesive tapes recovered at Rs 2.75 lakh.

"As the said foreign made cigarettes are attempted to be smuggled into India in contravention of provisions of the Customs Act 1962 and Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-20, they were seized under the Customs Act 1962," the release stated.

The release said that further investigations were on for more details.

First Published: Sat, December 02 2017. 18:41 IST