Hyderabad: 4 arrested, Rs 1.43 cr illegal tobacco seized

Last Updated: Tue, May 21, 2019 23:36 hrs

[India], May 7 (ANI): Illegal tobacco products worth over Rs 1 crore have been seized and four members of a gang involved in its sale and transportation arrested, police said on Monday.

Anjani Kumar, Police Commissioner Hyderabad said, "Four members of a gang involved in illegal sale and transportation of noxious chewing tobacco have been arrested."

Kumar said, "Two transport vehicles and illegal tobacco worth Rs 1,43,95,200 is also seized."

"The accused are identified as "Avala Abhishek, who is 35 years old and was the leader of the gang. Shabbir Moinuddin who is 42 years old, Syed Zabir Ahmad 42 years old and Syed Mahmood who is 29 years old and worked as a driver," he added. (ANI)