Assam Police seizes 12,000 packets of foreign-origin cigarettes worth Rs 50 lakh


Guwahati: In their efforts against smuggling activities, Golaghat Police seized a large consignment of foreign-origin cigarettes.

The Golaghat Police on its Twitter handle on Thursday said the consignment of foreign-origin cigarettes was seized during an operation carried out on the basis of specific information.

The police intercepted a courier service truck at Kohora and during a search, they recovered and then seized 12,000 packets including 10 boxes of foreign-origin cigarettes worth approximately Rs 50 lakh from the container.

The smuggled cigarettes are of Gudang Garam International brand.

It is a native Indonesian clove cigarette brand.

Gudang Garam International cigarettes are made from tobacco and cloves.

“Based on specific input, Golaghat Police intercepted a courier service truck at Kohora & during the search, the team recovered& Seized 12000 packets i.e 10 boxes of #ForeignCigarettes worth approx ?50 lacs from the container,” Golaghat Police tweeted.

Consignments of smuggled foreign-origin cigarettes are seized from time to time in different parts of the Northeast.

On July 22, 2021, the Serchhip Battalion of 23 Sector Assam Rifles, under the aegis of HQ Inspector General Assam Rifles (East), seized 20 cases of foreign-origin cigarettes in Mizoram’s Chhungte area.

Two persons were also detained with the consignment.

The operation was carried out by a joint team of Assam Rifles and Customs Department Champhai based on specific information.

The approximate market value of the seized foreign cigarettes is Rs 26,00,000.