Two arrested for selling e-cigarettes and banned cigarettes worth thousands of dollars

Gurugram: A joint team consisting of officials from Gurugram Police, the Chief Minister’s Flying Squad and the Department of Health raided two locations on Friday and arrested two people for allegedly selling e-cigarettes and banned foreign cigarettes.

The arrested men were identified as Mansoor Ahmed and Chandra Mohan, residents of the Jama Masjid area of ​​Delhi and Sector 11 of Gurugram. The searches were carried out at DLF Phase 1’s Qutab Plaza complex and Vyapar Kendra at Sushant Lok 1, officials said.

The team of officials recovered 78 e-cigarettes, sold for 1,700 each, from Ahmed’s possession. 750 boxes of banned foreign cigarettes and 500 boxes of electronic cigarettes were recovered from Mohan’s possession.

The market value of banned cigarettes and e-cigarettes recovered from the duo’s possession is in lakhs, police said.

Harish Budhiraja, CM’s flying squad inspector, said they carried out the raids after receiving a tip that “two shopkeepers were charging large sums for the sale of these banned cigarettes”. “Ahmed bought these cigarettes from Delhi and sold them at Qutub Plaza. Mohan illegally sold the e-cigarettes from his pot shop in Vyapar Kendra,” Budhiraja said.

Cases were recorded at DLF Phase 1 Police Station and Sushant Lok Police Station on Friday, and officials will take further action against the suspects under the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA) and electronic cigarette ban law.

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