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27-year-old sentenced to 3 years in prison for smuggling tobacco

May 19, 2011

The Gelephu Dungkhag court has sentenced a 27-year-old man to three years in prison for smuggling tobacco products.

Lal Bhadur is from Goshiling village under Tsirang Dzongkhag. He was caught on  April 21 at the India Bhutan border gate in Gelephu while trying to smuggle 72 packets of chewing tobacco, 20 packets of bidis or cheroots and a packet of cigarettes in a hilux .

Our correspondent in Gelephu says, despite strict vigilance by police at the border gate, people continue to bring in tobacco products illegally through different routes.

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