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2 held at Bengaluru airport with cigarettes worth Rs 8.16 lakh

IANS | August 22, 2023 05:01 PM

NEW DELHI: The Bengaluru Customs officials on Tuesday said that they have arrested two persons for allegedly smuggling 48, 000 cigarette sticks worth Rs 8.16 lakh.

A senior Customs official said that both the accused were held based on basic profiling. The official said that both the passengers arrived at Bengaluru airport from Bangkok at 10:15 p.m. on August 21.

"They were intercepted when they were attempting to cross Green Channel. Examination of checked-in baggage led to recovery and seizure of 48, 000 cigarette sticks worth Rs 8.16 lakh, " said the official.

"Both the individuals have been arrested under the provisions of the Customs Act, " the official said.

Further investigations into the matter is ongoing.

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