Hyderabad: The City Commissioner’s task force sleuths nabbed two businessmen who were clandestinely selling e-cigarettes with different flavours of tobacco in liquid form and seized e-cigarettes and tobacco products worth Rs 7 lakh from their posession, under the provisions of Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act.
Telangana has banned the sale, manufacture, distribution and storage of noxious tobacco and all its variants.
The Central zone Task Force team on Sunday raided ‘Vap Essentials’ at Khairatabad and arrested two persons Balakrishna and Kausthub Narayan Reddy. In addition to tobacco, authorities also seized Rs 33,430 in cash and three mobile phones from their possession. Task Force DCP P Radha Krishna Rao said the arrested persons stored and sold e-cigarettes with flavours containing tobacco and nicotine as ingredients in liquid form.
They were handed over to Saifabad police for further investigation.