During a routine check, officials of a Static Surveillance Team (SST) seized gutkha and other banned tobacco products worth ₹5.16 lakh in Tirupathur district on Thursday.
According to police, the SST was conducting vehicle checks within the Jolarpet assembly constituency limits on Thursday. They intercepted a car and upon checking, they found gutkha packed in 61 bundles. The seizure is estimated to be worth ₹5.16 lakh.
Police sources claim that the men in the car — Moorthi and Dharma — were taking it from Bengaluru to Kancheepuram. They have been handed over to the Natrampalli police. An investigation is on.