Rs 20 lakh worth foreign brand cigarettes seized at IGI
New Delhi: Cigarettes worth nearly Rs 20 lakh have been seized by customs officials from five Afghan nationals at Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport here.
The Customs officers on Thursday had intercepted five Afghan passengers Mohammad Nazir, Shukib, Zergai, Toryaji and Najibullah - coming from Kabul and recovered 984 packets (1,96,800 sticks) of `Mond` brand cigarettes valued Rs 19.68 lakh which were being smuggled into India.
"The goods have been seized under provisions of Customs Act, 1962," an official said.
In another incident, customs officials seized nine kg assorted silver jewellery from another Afghan national earlier this week.
The passenger Sadiqullah was intercepted at the IGI airport on September 25 when he was attempting to smuggle silver jewellery into India.
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