Bhayandar : Continuing its crackdown against illegal trade of banned tobacco products, sleuths of the Valiv police seized gutka worth more than Rs 3.25 lakh from a tenement in Vasai on Friday. One person has been arrested in connection with the case.
Following a tip-off about that a huge consignment of the banned gutka and other tobacco products had been stocked behind a garage near Dhumal Nagar, a police team carried out a raid and confiscated the consignment comprising thousands of gutka, pan masala and scented tobacco sachets of various brands.
The consignment of banned products was meant for distribution in and around the region, said the police who have arrested one person identified as Abrar Shaikh in this connection. A case under sections 488, 272, 273 and 328 of the Indian Penal Code.