Foreign cigarettes worth Tk 70 thousand destroyed

Foreign cigarettes worth Tk 70 thousand destroyed

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A mobile court here today destroyed foreign brand cigarettes worth around Taka 70 thousand on charge of violating the tobacco control law.Executive Magistrate Shimul Akhtar told local journalists that the mobile court conducted the drives against smoking in public places—at Zero Point and Sonadighi crossing in Shaheb Bazar and C & B crossing in the city—and found two retailers violating the law.
The court also seized different foreign brand cigarettes worth around Taka 70 thousand from the shops. Later, the seized goods were destroyed in front of the people.Under purview of the law, many advertisement signs of the cigarettes were also torn, Shimul Akhtar said.Executive Magistrates Alamgir Kabir and Raihan Ahmed were also present during the drive. -BSS, Rajshahi

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