Patra police make arrests over contraband smokes

Patra police make arrests over contraband smokes

Police in Patra, on Wednesday detained three Pakistani nationals, aged 37, 33 and 15, believed to be members of a racket trading in contraband tobacco in the western port.

Initially officers arrested the 37-year-old after finding around 2 kilograms of contraband tobacco in his possession. A subsequent search on the suspect’s home turned up 1,200 packets of contraband cigarettes.

Later in the day, officers tracked down the other two Pakistanis on a motorcycle carrying 310 packets of contraband cigarettes and half a kilo of contraband tobacco.

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