They were found to be carrying over 7.5 lakh cigarette sticks in their baggage, the customs officials said.
Hyderabad Task Force sleuths on Friday arrested five persons for importing foreign cigarettes illegally and selling them at higher prices.
Upon inspection, DRI officials found that the vehicle was loaded with HDPE woven sacks containing goods stitched from the top end where the cigarettes were kept hidden under stainless steelware.
The analysis showed that 70 per cent of the series depicted tobacco incidents which ranged from zero to 1652 in The Marvellous Mrs Maisel.
A quarter bottle of liquor costs anywhere between Rs 400 to Rs 500 and a pack of cigarettes around Rs 250 to Rs 300.
The health ministry is planning to increase the penalty for smoking at restricted areas which is currently upto Rs 200.
The directorate of health services in Chhattisgarh after going through the observation report submitted by the survey team had certified Jashpur town as first tobacco-free in the state.
The co-relation came to light after a detailed analysis of the situation of a teenage girl who began to feel hoarseness in her throat and the condition got worse but had no asthma or respiratory illne
On Monday, ITC shares fell 5.09 per cent to close at Rs 207.70 on the BSE, while VST Industries and Godfrey Phillips India fell 1.48 per cent and 0.86 per cent respectively.
Lewis said that educating younger generation and people rural India, is one big key to remove concerns that have come up against E-cigarettes.
This was according to a study aimed at understanding the influence of women in TV commercials.
The Tamil Nadu People’s Forum for Tobacco Control, an NGO, is planning to sue actor Vijay for posing with cigarettes in posters of his upcoming movie ‘Sarkar’.
India threatens tobacco giant Philip Morris with punitive action over alleged anti-smoking laws violation
The move was prompted by a Reuters investigation last month that revealed how Philip Morris was deploying allegedly illegal marketing tactics in India, some targeting young people.
Research shows that asphalt mixed with cigarette butts can handle heavy traffic and also reduce thermal conductivity.