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Customs Commissionerate Indore disposes of 40.86 sticks of smuggled foreign origin cigarettes

Customs Commissionerate Indore disposes of 40.86 sticks of smuggled foreign origin cigarettes

New Delhi, Feb 28 (UNI) In a major drive against illegal import of Foreign Origin Cigarettes and other contrabands, the Customs Commissionerate, Indore in Bhopal Zone destroyed 40.86 Lakh Sticks, valued at Rs 3.89 crore, of Foreign Origin Cigarettes at Raipur, Chhattisgarh on Wednesday.
The seized foreign origin cigarettes, cigars and rolling papers of various brands including Paris, Gudang Garam, Dunhill etc. were smuggled into India by resorting to mis-declaration in contravention of the provisions of Customs Act, 1962, Ministry of Finance said in an official statement today.
Along with cigarettes, 2000 numbers of Foreign Origin Cigar and 557 Boxes of Rolling Paper of Foreign Origin which were smuggled into India were also destroyed. The estimated value of cigarettes and other contrabands destroyed is about Rs. 3.89 Crores. These goods were smuggled into India in contravention of the provisions of the Indian Customs Act, 1962.

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