If you are a Cigarettes lover and looking for it online during lockdown then here is some tips. Government has allowed sale of Liquor online but has not allowed sale of Pan Masala, Tobaco or Cigarettes online.

In case you are looking for the same online then you should know that since sale of Cigarettes has not been allowed by government and it is not available online.

Recently The Central Crime Branch (CCB) said it busted Moonlight, a so-called delivery services firm that was selling cigarettes and other tobacco products online. The CCB’s organised crime wing arrested Richmond Town resident Akhtar Mirza, 28, and Berlie Street resident Tasbuddin Mohiuddin alias Mondal, 32, near the Ganesh temple on Kasturba Road, central Bengaluru, around 5.30 pm on April 20.  

They had set up the fake delivery services firm and attracted customers through ads on social media. Customers were asked to call a phone number given in the ad. With the sale of all tobacco products banned during the lockdown, they charged a premium for their offerings. The CCB received a tip about the group’s activities and started tracking their movements.  The CCB has seized the car along with 450 packets of cigarettes and paan masala. The goods are worth Rs 30,000, going by their MRP.  

So just be aware of any scam which claims of delivering you cigarettes online in India.