Calangute police makes first arrest for selling e-cigarette

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Panaji: Month after Central government banned E-cigarettes in the country, Calangute police on Wednesday arrested a Kumta native for selling various kinds of e-cigarettes illegally.

Calangute Police Inspector Nolasco Raposo said that in the first offence registered in the State post ban, police arrested Shafeequal Rahman for illegally selling e-cigarette products.

Police conducted search of the store bear Baga circle and  seized 166 E-cigarettes, electronic hookah, chargers, batteries and other accessories, all worth Rs 2.50 lakhs, Raposo said.

Rahman was later released on furnishing surety amount of Rs 10,000.

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