Thane: A person was arrested today and gutkha worth Rs 72 lakh seized from a tempo on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway in adjoining Palghar district, police said.

The tempo was intercepted at around 5 pm and gutkha worth Rs 72 lakh, which was being transported to Mumbai from Gujarat was seized, Inspector Ravindra Magar of Kasa Police Station said.

Production, sale and consumption of gutkha is banned in Maharashtra, he said. One person was arrested and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials were informed about the seizure, Magar said.