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Gutka worth Rs 44 lakh seized, two arrested


Press Trust of India Thane (Maha)
Gutka worth around Rs 44 lakh was seized and two persons were arrested near Khanivade village in neighbouring Palghar district of Maharashtra, police said on Tuesday.
The seizure was made in the early hours of Sunday, they said.
"A patrol team of Palghar rural police spotted a tempo at Khanivade check post early Sunday. When they checked the vehicle, they found gutka worth around Rs 44.10 lakh inside," police spokesperson Hemant Kumar Katkar said.
The driver of the vehicle Pankaj Pandey (30) and his assistant Prakash Yadav (50) were arrested and their vehicle was also seized. An offence was registered at Virar police station, he said.
Police are trying to find out the source and the destination of the contraband.

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First Published: Oct 30 2018 | 10:25 AM IST

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