Gutkha worth Rs 44 lakh seized in Nashik

Gutkha worth Rs 44 lakh seized in Nashik

Agency News

Nashik, Sep 28: Rural police seized Gutkha worth Rs 44.40 lakh and vehicle which transporting the Gutkha at Saval ghat on Nashik-Peth road of the district on Friday (yesterday).

According to rural police, the district police superintendent Aarti singh received the secret information about the smuggling of Gutkha though Peth-Nashik road, she informed on Saturday. Based on the information local crime branch flying squad led under the Police inspector K K patil laid trap on the Nashik-peth road. One of the Eicher truck was coming from Gujarat state was stopped at Saval ghat in Peth Taluka .

Police checked the vehicle and found the illegal gutkha worth Rs 44.40 lakh. The truck was carrying Vimal gutkha and tobacco in the sacks. Police seized gutkha and also seized turck and arrested the truck driver in this connection. Police registered complaint and further investigatin are on. (UNI)