On January 4, 2018, Thimphu police apprehended a 41-year-old taxi driver from Olakha vegetable market at around 1:30 AM. The suspect is from Trashigang and was arrested by the police patrolling team.
Police have seized 4590 packets of tobacco (Baba) from his possession. Police said that although the suspect was sent on surety, he will have to pay fine to Regional Revenue Custom Office (RRCO) for the possession.
Police will charge sheet the case to the court at the earliest.
This is the first case of illegal transaction of tobacco in 2019.