In yet another case of spurious tobacco manufacturing, Bhadrak Police on Saturday seized duplicate tobacco worth Rs lakhs by conducting a raid on a house in Natha Sahi of Mirzapur under Puruna Bazar police limits in Bhadrak district.
The raid was conducted by the Special Task Force (STF) from Bhubaneswar in assistance with Puruna Bazar Police following a tip-off on duplicate tobacco manufacturing. Two places, one each in Natha Sahi and Mirzapur were raided by the team seizing spurious tobacco worth over Rs 2 lakh.
Raw materials used in tobacco making, machinery, packaging items and foils were also seized in large quantity from the spot during the police raid and 1 accused was taken into custody.
Further investigation is underway in the case.