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Foreign cigarettes worth Rs 1.58 crore seized at Kochi port

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Kochi: Foreign cigarettes worth Rs 1.58 crore have been seized by custom officials from two containers which arrived at the port here from Dubai, making it the biggest such seizure in the state so far.

While cigarettes worth Rs 91 lakh was seized Tuesday from a container, cigarettes worth Rs 67 lakh were confiscated in another seizure last week, Customs Commissioner K N Raghavan told PTI.

The cigarettes were found packed inside furniture in the containers, he said, adding that one person has been arrested.

"This is the biggest seizure of foreign cigarettes in Kerala," the Customs Commissioner said.

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