Trichy Police seize 1 tonne of banned tobacco products

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TRICHY: Nearly 1,000kg of banned tobacco products worth Rs 30.5 lakh were seized in Trichy on Tuesday. Police arrested four people in connection with the seizure and confiscated a car from the accused.

Based on a tip-off, the police team conducted a search in and around Sanjeevi Nagar. During the operation, the team noticed a car bearing registration number KA-09 C-7543 and intercepted it on suspicion. When the team inspected the vehicle, they noticed 64 bags of banned tobacco products like Hanz (30 bags), Cool Lips (24 bags), Vimal and Side (10 bags) stuffed inside.

The team recovered the products along with the car. They also secured two occupants of the vehicle identified as S Somusekar, 22, and N Manojkumar, 26, from Mysuru in Karnataka.

Based on their statement, the team arrested two more people identified as V Baskar, 50, and his brother T Muthu of Kambarasampettai in Trichy district. Police recovered Rs 3 lakh from the duo that was earned from selling the tobacco products.

Police registered a case against the four under three various IPC sections and further investigations were on.

Commissioner of police, Trichy, G Karthikeyan visited the Fort police station and inspected the seized products and appreciated the special team police personnel for acting swiftly.

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