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Smuggled imported cigarettes recovered near Delhi border

Delhi Government’s Trade and Taxes department has recovered illegally-smuggled imported cigarettes worth around Rs 50 lakh from Badarpur Border, adjacent to neighbouring Haryana.

“On November 12, an inspection team of the department on night patrolling intercepted two mini trucks at Badarpur Border, which were found to be loaded with cartons of imported cigarettes. Investigation so far has revealed that the cigarettes were imported illegally in the country,” the Commissioner, Trade and Taxes, SS Yadav, said.

The cigarettes loaded in the trucks were of the Indonesian Brand ‘Gudang Garam International’.
“As per preliminary estimates, the approximate value of these cigarettes is above Rs 50 lakhs,” he said.

The concerned Central agency has also been roped in for thorough investigations and to take necessary action in the matter under the relevant legal provisions.

Trade and Taxes department is taking all necessary steps to facilitate trade in Delhi, while taking strict action against the tax evaders, he added. 
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