Labelled ‘Books’, Customs Seizes Cambodian Cigarettes Worth Rs. 78 Lakh

The Customs has seized cigarettes worth over Rs. 78 lakh which were being illegally imported from Cambodia through speed post and registered post using the labels of books and handicraft, officials said on Thursday.

The cigarettes of foreign brands were seized at the Foreign Post Office on Saturday and Monday, they said.

The goods belonged to 10 consignees who imported 17 packets and declared them as books, stationary, personal effects, gift items and handicraft to evade detection, the officials said.

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