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1.5 tonnes of tobacco products seized

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MADURAI

Madurai City police on Thursday seized 1.5 tonnes of pan masala, ghutka and other tobacco products that were to be transported for illicit sale.

Police sources said a four-wheeler was intercepted near Madura Coats bridge. The police, who checked the car, found that the vehicle was carrying 59 sacks of banned tobacco products.

Seizing the banned items, the police arrested C. Murugan, 36, of Karimedu, P. Arun, 30, of New Jail Road and S. Thangapandi, 38, and G. Muthukumar, 27, of Arappalayam.

The police are on the lookout for one Suryanarayanan of S.S. Colony on whose instructions the banned products were transferred.

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