In a significant operation towards drug menace, the Authorized Metrology Enforcement Division and Anti Tobacco Squad seized international cigarettes value Rs 2.79 lakhs from 12 distributors of Siaha and Lawngtlai city.

A complete of 5580 packs of international cigarettes, consisting of 3590 packs of ‘Far Star Model’ and 1990 packs of ‘Valiant Model’ had been seized by the officers.

Based on DIPR report, these contraband gadgets violated Authorized Metrology Act & Guidelines, which mandates the point out of Well being Statutory warning, Title of Firm, Most Retail Value (MRP) and many others.

The Deputy Commissioner Kesavan R IAS; Chairman of Siaha Anti Tobacco Squad; Extra Deputy Commissioner together with different officers soaked the cigarettes into water earlier than carrying these to the dumping floor.

Talking on the event, the Deputy Commissioner prolonged his gratitude to the Authorized Metrology Division and Anti Tobacco Squad for exposing the unlawful promoting of those contraband cigarettes, that severely impacted the financial system and well being of youths.

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