Contraband tobacco seized from Garacharma, jetty at M’bunder

Port Blair
26 Jul 2017

On a specific inputs on sales of contraband tobacco products in Garacharma area on Wednesday, the District Food Safety Officer, South Andaman along with Food Safety Officers immediately reached the premise of Lalit Debnath, Prop. of Lalit Debnath Pan and Tea Stall and recovered seven tins of  sealed  and one tin of loose Shiv data zarda each tin of 45 gm and 11 pouches of Bagbhan zarda of 40 gm each. The shop was immediately sealed and the contraband products seized and taken into possession and carried to office for further legal action.
Meanwhile, as per the report received from the Additional Commissioner(Food Safety)/Deputy Commissioner (North & Middle Andaman), the ship MV Nicobar on arrival at Mayabunder Wharf on Tuesday off loaded bulk cargo at Mayabunder, the Food Safety officials on their inspection for contraband tobacco products were inspecting the cargo on Wednesday and found 119 kgs of processed tobacco from the possession of Pulak Paul, son of  Mr Nikhil Paul, Ward No. 2, Subash Gram, Diglipur, who is the clearing agent of the cargo unloaded at Mayabunder. The processed tobacco products were immediately seized and taken into possession. Necessary actions are being taken under the relevant rules of Food Safety & Standards Act 2006.