Huge quantity of contraband tobacco seized

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KURMA RAO
Mayabunder
16 Nov 2017

In two successive raids, the Food Safety Division of Mayabunder in North Andaman seized huge quantity of banned tobacco products in the region. In a search conducted on board passenger vessel, MV Nicobar, docked at Mayabunder jetty after arrival from Kolkata on Wednesday, the food safety team led by Food Safety Officer, Mr KK Paul found 70 tins of tobacco of Ratan Zarda brand inside a contained and arrested the accused identified as Mohammed Akhtar Hussain.
At around 11.45 am on Wednesday, Mr KK Paul suspected tobacco transportation on a four wheeler bearing registration no. AN01D2844 and informed the local police. The vehicle was searched and around 50 packets of tobacco was seized from the possession of the accused identified as P Sarvana, resident of Rampur village. Further action as per rules has been initiated against the two accused.