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Gutkha worth Rs 26 lakh seized

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Press Trust of India Nashik (Maha)
Illicit gutkha worth over Rs 25 lakh has been seized by police from a truck on Nashik-Pune highway, an official said Saturday.
On a tip-off, a police team intercepted a truck near Narayan Bapu Nagar locality along the highway on Friday and found 68 bags of gutkha stored in the vehicle, said Upnagar police station incharge Prabhakar Rayte.
However, the driver managed to flee.
The manufacture and sale of gutkha and scented tobacco is banned in Maharashtra.
According to Food and Drugs Administration department officials, the value of the seizure is Rs 25.93 lakh.
A case has been registered by Upnagar police and further investigation is underway.

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First Published: Dec 29 2018 | 11:05 AM IST

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