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Tobacco products seized

The Police and Food Safety Department officials seized a lorry transporting 150 bags of banned tobacco products worth about Rs. 22 lakh at Vellappampatti on Friday.

On a tip-off, a police party led by Soundararajan, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Mettur, conducted surprise check and spotted a lorry covered with tarpaulin sheet. The team found 150 bags of banned products in it. The lorry driver fled the scene on the arrival of the police.

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