Maharashtra: Banned tobacco products seized from bus; 3 heldPTI | Thane | Updated: 25-01-2021 10:43 IST | Created: 25-01-2021 09:51 IST
Acting on a tip-off, the police intercepted the bus inTurbhe area of Navi Mumbai on Saturday, he said.
During a search of the vehicle, the police found fivebags containing pouches of a branded paan masala and otherbanned tobacco products worth Rs 1.58 lakh, the official said.
The police arrested the owner of the bags, bus driverand cleaner and impounded the vehicle, he said.
Offences under relevant sections were registeredagainst the accused, he added.
In 2018, the state government made sale of gutka anon-bailable offence and enhanced the punishment for it fromsix months to three years.
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