Aizawl; the 6th October 2021 : Shri. Kesavan R, IAS, Deputy Commissioner & Chairman District Anti Tobacco Squad, Siaha destroyed contraband cigarettes worth Rs.2.79 lakhs, seized by Legal Metrology Enforcement Squad and District Anti Tobacco Squad, from 12 vendors of Siaha leh Lawngtlai town. A total of 5580 packs of Foreign cigarette, consisting of 3590 packs of Far Star Brand and 1990 packs of Valiant Brand. These foreign cigarettes were seized not only for its illegal entry into India but also violated Legal Metrology Act & Rules, wherein it mandated that all Cigarette pack has to carry Health Statutory warning,Name of Company,Maximum Retail price etc, but all these seized Cigarette has none of it. All these seized Cigarettes were destroyed with due approval of Controller,Legal Metrology.

Speaking at the occasion, Shri.Kesavan vehemently thanked Legal Metrology Dept. and Anti Tobacco Squad for pulling off such a cath and exhorted them to continue their good works without a hitch.

He also requested vendors not to succumb to lucrative temptation of selling foreign cigarettes which has a harsh impact not only on the health of our youths, but also on our economy. 

Shri.Kesavan, President MTP(H),Addl.DC and DIPRO and officials of Legal Metrology Dept and Anti tobacco Squad soaked seized cigarettes by spraying with water before taking it to the dumping ground to be buried.


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