DRI seizes 85.58 lakhs Cigarette sticks of foreign origin (Indonesian) with a market value of about Rs. 10 crore at ICD Tughlaqabad

The officers of the Delhi Zonal Unit (DZU) of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized 85.58 lakhs cigarette sticks of foreign origin (Indonesian) with a market value of about Rs. 10 Crore, which were concealed in a forty feet container and declared as packing material. The consignment was imported from Singapore at ICD Tughlaqabad, Delhi.

The seized cigarettes were of various popular brands viz., Gudang Garam International, Djarum Black and Red Black Clove Cigarettes. The above cigarette packets were not having adequate statutory health warning on 85% of the surface area of the cigarette packet as required under the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labeling) Rules, 2008.

The case is under investigation.

Source- Press Information Bureau , Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Dated-
20-December-2016

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