New Delhi, July 25
Customs officers have arrested 13 males for smuggling into the nation over 7.5 lakh cigarette sticks, price Rs 66 lakh, at Delhi worldwide airport, officers stated on Friday.
The accused had been intercepted by the officers after their arrival from Dubai on Thursday.
They had been discovered to be carrying over 7.5 lakh cigarette sticks of their baggage, the customs officers stated.
All the accused, aged between 26-40 years, labored as labourers and had been stranded in Dubai resulting from COVID-19. They had been in all probability lured into carrying the cigarettes in lieu of free flying tickets by the mastermind, the officers stated.
The cigarettes, price Rs 66.6 lakh, have been seized and the accused had been arrested, in accordance with an announcement issued by the customs. PTI
Delhi Airport Customs appearing on particular intelligence in these testing occasions of COVID19 have booked a case of smuggling of overseas cigarettes price Rs. 66.60 lakhs. All 13 Indian passengers have been positioned below arrest as per Customs Act, 1962.#IndianCustomsAtWork pic.twitter.com/i7H9FKTNPL
— Delhi Customs (@Delhicustoms) July 24, 2020