Imphal: Waithou Meira Paibi along with members of local club seized foreign cigarettes worth around Rs 5,76,000 from a person at Waithou Thiyam Konjin under Thoubal police station. Members of Meira paibi and club apprehended four persons and handed them over to Lilong police station.
It has been reported that the owner of the seized product is an individual from Mantripukhri and presently resides at Thiyam.
Two gypsy vehicles with the registered number MN04-A 4121 and another without number plate was seen driven with suspicious items loaded. Thereafter after halting at Waithou Bazar the club members chased the vehicles and later found it carrying Korean made cigarettes labelled as ESSELITHS. The total consignment was around 16 boxes and was consequently seized. The cigarette is valued at Rs 36,000 per box. Later, the items were disposed of by burning.