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Maharashtra: Banned gutkha tobacco worth Rs 2.68 lakh seized

Palghar (Maharashtra): Police have arrested an individual in Palghar district of Maharashtra by confiscating gutka and tobacco merchandise price Rs 2.68 lakh. An official gave this data on Tuesday. District Nation Police spokesman Sachin Nawadkar mentioned that primarily based on intelligence, a police group on Sunday elevated safety on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad freeway and stopped a tempo. On search of the car, banned merchandise have been recovered from it, which was being taken to Palghar.

A case has been registered in opposition to the tempo driver and he has been arrested. He mentioned that the police are looking for out from the place the motive force obtained the products and the place he was going to ship it. The sale and consumption of gutka, flavored and numerous flavored tobacco is banned in Maharashtra since 2012. In 2018, the state authorities made the sale of gutkha a non-bailable offense and elevated the punishment in instances associated to it from six months to a few years.

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