Smuggled cigarettes detected are valued Rs 162 crore in 2015-16: Sitharaman

New Delhi: Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today stated that smuggled cigarettes coming to India are being detected of worth Rs 162 crore in last financial year.

Talking to Lok Sabha she said that the amount is more than legal imports into the country.

Nirmala Sitharaman stated: “Smuggled cigarettes that have been detected are valued at Rs 162 crore in 2015-16. I am sorry to state that it is more than the legal imports.”