Vijayawada, May 24 : The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized 29,99,600 cigarette sticks of PARIS brand, worth more than Rs 2.99 crore being transported in a truck at Nainavaram at the outskirts here, an official statement said here on Sunday.
According to the statement, on a tip off, the DRI officials conducted a checking of vehicles. The officials noticed a truck coming from New Delhi stationed at a godown at Nainavaram. On search of the lorry, the officers found and recovered 300 cardboard boxes of smuggled foreign origin ‘PARIS’ brand cigarettes.
The officers also seized the container truck and stainless steel ware valued at Rs 1,26,000. The driver of the truck told the DRI officials that the vehicle started from New Delhi with another driver and after reaching Gwalior he took over the vehicle and driven it to Vijayawada as per the instructions of his management, the statement added. (UNI)