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South Africa’s maize imports to soar as drought bites

CAPE TOWN: South African maize imports could cost up to 19 billion rand ($1.2 billion) this year, up sharply from 2 billion rand in 2015, as a severe drought hits farm output and pushes up food prices, the Treasury said on Wednesday. South Africa’s government estimates it will need to import around 5 million tonnes of maize in 2016, Treasury said. ... Read More »

Philippines Customs foils importation of used clothing, rags

MANILA: The Customs bureau foiled the importation of used clothing and rags locally referred to as “ukay-ukay” worth P1 million at the Mindanao Container Terminal in Misamis Oriental. Enforcement Group (EG) Deputy Commissioner Ariel F. Nepomuceno of the Bureau of Customs (BoC) recommended the seizure of the shipment from South Korea, according to a statement issued yesterday. On Feb. 10, ... Read More »

Malaysian police seize 414,000 Yaba pills

KUALA LUMPUR: Some 414,000 Yaba pills were seized following a raid in Rantau Panjang, Kelantan, said Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar. The Inspector-General of Police tweeted that 14 people, including five Thai nationals, were detained in the raid by Bukit Aman’s Special Tactical Intelligence Narcotics Group (STING) on Monday. “Congratulations to STING and the Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department (NCID) for ... Read More »

2,100 bags of heroin seized during drug raid in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD: Police say eight people were arrested after officers broke up a heroin ring in Springfield. Narcotics officers seized more than 2,100 bags of heroin, nearly $4,400 in cash and other items after executing a search warrant at a Lebanon Street residence around 5 p.m here the other day. Police say three officers were assaulted by a knife-wielding suspect during ... Read More »

16 Inland Revenue officers of BS 17-19 transferred

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue has transferred/posted 16 Inland Revenue Service officers of BS 17-19 with immediate effect. According to the notification, the officers who are drawing performance allowance will continue to draw this allowance on the new place of posting. All the officers have been directed to relinquish/assume charge, using online HRMS facility made available to FBR or by ... Read More »

Cargill, Ukraine finalize plans for $100 mln port on Black Sea

KIEV: Cargill has formalized plans for a new $100 million grain terminal on the Black Sea in Ukraine. The grain port is a joint venture with Ukraine’s MV Cargo. The two parties Wednesday signed an agreement that green lights the project. MV Cargo will fund the terminal with private money as well as a loan — currently under discussion — ... Read More »

Nadeem Ahsan takes charge as Customs Secretary

ISLAMABAD: Nadeem Ahsan, a Pakistan Customs Service officer of BS-19, has assumed the charge of the post of Secretary, Customs Wing, Federal Board of Revenue (HQ). Nadeem, pursuing the Board’s notification No. 0262-C-II/2016 dated 01.02.2016, relinquished the charge of the post of Additional Director, Directorate of Intelligence & Investigation-FBR, (Customs Anti-Smuggling), Karachi, with effect from February 12. Read More »

Qazi assumes charge as Secretary (IT Budget)

ISLAMABAD: Qazi Hifzur Rehman, a BS-19 officer of Inland Revenue Service, has assumed the charge of the post of Secretary (IT Budget), Federal Board of Revenue (HQ). The officer, in pursuance of Board’s Notification No. 257-IR-I/2016 dated 29.01.2016, took the charge of the post of Secretary (IT Budget), Federal Board of Revenue (HQ), Islamabad, with effect from February 15. Read More »

Cabinet clears $150 mln Chabahar port project

NEW DELHI: For greater trade and investment flow with Iran and neighbouring countries, government today cleared proposals for development of strategic Chabahar port in the Persian Gulf nation including through a$150 million credit from Exim Bank. “The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval to the proposal of the Ministry of Shipping for provision and ... Read More »

Cocaine worth £200k hidden in chocolate seized at Gatwick

LONDON: A man and woman have been charged with attempting to import cocaine into the UK hidden inside tins of powdered chocolate, said a National Crime Agency (NCA) spokesman. Aaron Cope, 31, and Joanne Dangerfield, 40, both from Lea Hall, Birmingham, were arrested at Gatwick Airport’s South Terminal on January 28, after Border Force officers seized about five kilos of ... Read More »

Sri Lanka offers discount for Myanmar Transshipments, threat from Vizhinjam

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka Ports Authority has decided to grant a 10 percent discount on transshipment handling charges of the ship companies who comply to carry out Myanmar transshipment operations through the Colombo port. The decision aims to attract fast growing transshipment industry in Eastern India, Bangladesh and Myanmar, to the Colombo port. Ports Authority said the transshipment volumes at East Indian ... Read More »

Dy Superintendent Kh Bilal punished for misconduct, corruption

ISLAMABAD: Khawaja Muhammad Bilal, Deputy Superintendent BS-16 (under suspension), Model Customs Collectorate of Preventive, Lahore, has been punished for misconduct and corruption. As per details, the disciplinary proceedings were initiated against the officer under Government Servants (Efficiency & Discipline) Rules, 1973. Tayyeba Moeed, Additional Collector, MCC Appraisement, Lahore, was appointed as inquiry officer to investigate the officer on account of ... Read More »

Germany, Turkey ink deal to fight migrant smuggling

BERLIN: Turkey and Germany signed Tuesday joint declarations of intent on bilateral cooperation regarding the fight against migrant smuggling and against terror. The deputy undersecretary of the Turkish Interior Ministry Mehmet Tekinarslan and the German ambassador in Turkey Martin Erdmann signed the joint declarations of intent on Tuesday. The move comes about two weeks after German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited ... Read More »

Indonesia Customs foils attempt to smuggle baby turtles

JAKARTA: Customs at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Cengkareng, Banten, have thwarted the smuggling of thousands of protected baby turtles from Bekasi in West Java to Guangzhou, China. The turtles, consisting of 3,737 pig-nosed turtles and 883 snake-neck turtles, were put in boxes and then placed in the same container with boxes of clown fish as camouflage, Soekarno-Hatta’s customs law enforcement ... Read More »

Superintendent Sharif to retire on April 2

ISLAMABAD: Muhammad Sharif, an Inland Revenue Service officer of BS-17, is going to retire from the government service on attaining the age of superannuation. The officer, posted as Superintendent, Regional Tax Office, Gujranwala, will stand retired with effect from April 02. Meanwhile, transfer/posting of Malik Fazal ur Rehman, a BS-18 officer of Sales Tax Ex-Cadre Group, made vide Board’s Notification ... Read More »

US Customs seizes meth, marijuana worth $200k

DEL RIO: U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Del Rio International Bridge recently discovered more $200,000 worth of suspected narcotics hidden in a vehicle coming from Mexico.CBP officers discovered a non-factory compartment on the underside of the engine. “We are committed to keeping our communities secure,” said Port Director Alberto D. Perez, Del Rio Port of Entry. “This ... Read More »

Bahawalpur traders asked to get maximum benefits of tax amnesty scheme

BAHAWALPUR: The Regional Tax Office has arranged a seminar to create awareness and understanding of Voluntary Tax Compliance Scheme (VTCS) among the traders and business community. Chief Commissioner Ghazanfar Hussain along with Commissioner (Zone-I) Rajabuddin, Additional Commissioner Ghulam Sarwar Shah, Additional Commissioner Abdul Sattar, Deputy Commissioner Muhammad Akhtar Suraj and other officers participated in the seminar. All Pakistan Anjuman-e-Tajran Pakistan ... Read More »

Global container port traffic grow by 1.1% in 2015

WASHINGTON: Global container port traffic grew by just 1.1 percent in 2015, the second-lowest annual increase ever recorded. The snail’s pace growth last year was only surpassed by the record low in 2009 when container volume declined by 8.4 percent in the wake of the global financial crisis, industry analyst Alphaliner said. North America bucked the trend with traffic rising 4.8 ... Read More »

US Customs seizes cocaine worth $2m

MIAMI: U.S. Customs and Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers working at Port Everglades seized approximately 154 pounds of cocaine inside a burlap sack during an inspection of a vessel container arriving from Guayaquil, Ecuador on Feb. 16. The estimated street value of the drugs is $2 million. Cocaine seized at Port Everglades.CBP field operations officers conducting an ... Read More »

US Customs seizes counterfeit hoverboards worth over $16,000

SAN JUAN: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Field Operations Officers seized Monday 41 hoverboards with counterfeit and potentially dangerous batteries. CBP officers inspected a shipment and discovered hoverboards containing batteries, manufactured in China and displaying the “Samsung” trademark.  CBP officers determined that the mark was counterfeit. The seized hoverboard shipment was valued at more than $16,000. “Counterfeit and pirated ... Read More »