Patna, Dec 31 (PTI) Directorate of Revenue Intelligence(DRI) seized 799800 Chinese cigarettes worth Rs 1.19 crore from New Delhi-bound Rajdhani Express from Guwahati at Patliputra railway station in Patna, DRI sources said on Monday. Also Read - Ram Vilas Paswan Death: Mortal Remains of Late Union Minister to be Flown to Patna at 2 PM; to be Cremated With State Honours Tomorrow
Acting on a specific information that the cigarette consignment was being smuggled to Delhi, the DRI officers raided the train Sunday evening when it arrived at the station and seized 799800 king size Chinese cigarettes worth Rs 1,19,97,000. Also Read - Over 1.25 Lakh 'Raghupati Laddoos' to Be Distributed on Ram Temple 'Bhoomi Pujan' by Patna's Mahavir Mandir Trust
The cigarettes had been smuggled from Myanmar and were being taken to New Delhi, the sources said. Also Read - Wildlife Smuggling of Exotic Species From Myanmar Seized in Assam by Forest Officials
The cigarettes were loaded at Guwahati, they added.
This is published unedited from the PTI feed.