Withing 48hrs, Gunter Police seized banned tobacco products worth ₹97 lakh.

The special teams carried out raids in different places in Narasaraopet and Tenali sub-divisions. (Source of image: The Times of India) Considered to be one of the biggest seizures of its kind, on June 14, the Guntur Rural Police team seized ₹97.72 lakh worth of banned tobacco products including gutkha, khaini, and ganja. Following the directions of DGP Gautam Sawang, Superintendent of Police Vishal Gunni launched a drive in the district. Gunni said, “The police nabbed the kingpin of the racket, Siddapa Anjeneya aka Siddhu who runs Subramanyeswar Traders in Bengaluru, that supplies the banned substance to eight districts in the State." The police arrested Konakala Anjaneyulu of Darsi (from Prakasam district), Kopparapu Manikanta of Ongole, and 4 others in Guntur. The accused allegedly established contact with a person from a district. Siddhu then transferred money to the main suppliers in Rajasthan or Karnataka, and through parcel services, the stock was supplied.

(Source of image: The Times of India) In Chilakaluripet, 40 bags of gutka, khaini, and prohibited cigarettes worth Rs 63.20 lakh were seized, 40 bags of gutka worth Rs 11 lakh in Tenali, 54,128 packets of gutka worth Rs 6.23 lakh in Narasaraopet, 226 bags of khaini in Vinukonda worth Rs 11.20 lakh, and 18 bags of prohibited tobacco worth Rs 6 lakh seized in Savlyapuram. The SP requested people to stay clear of banned tobacco products and to report any kind of illegal activity to the rural police Whatsapp number 88662-68899.

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