42 sacks of gutka, other tobacco products seized, 7 arrested.

Coimbatore: Police on Wednesday arrested seven men from Rajasthan, who tried to smuggle 52 sacks of banned tobacco products to the city in three vehicles.

They were identified as Pawar Lal, Manju Lal, Hanumanth Ram, Dhanuwal Ram, Saleem, Sundar and Dhawal Ram. They had brought the tobacco products, includinggutka, from Bengaluru in a truck and two cars, Saravanampatti police sources said.

"Food safety department officials, who had received a tip-off about tobacco products being brought into the city, were conducting vehicle check at Saravanampatti. They seized 42 sacks of gutka and other products made of tobacco from three vehicles," a police officer said.