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DRI busts smuggling rackets, seizes 31kg gold

VIJAYAWADA: The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized 31.5 kg gold worth 13.3 crore in the last three days. DRI caught three consignments in Vijayawada and one at Secunderabad railway station and arrested 13 people for transporting smuggled gold. DRI units of Nellore, Vijayawada and Hyderabad conducted a coordinated operation based on specific intelligence. On January 31, DRI Nellore unit ... Read More »

Longest smuggling tunnel, larger than 14 football fields, discovered on US-Mexico border

The longest smuggling tunnel has been discovered by the US authorities on the Southwest border, which stretches more than three-quarters of a mile from an industrial site in Tijuana, Mexico, to the San Diego area. The tunnel, discovered Wednesday, featured an extensive rail cart system, forced air ventilation, high voltage electrical cables and panels, an elevator at the tunnel entrance ... Read More »

Two excise men held for booze smuggling links

PATNA: In a first-of-its-kind case since prohibition was imposed in the state, two excise officials have been arrested for links with liquor smugglers in Saharsa. Excise inspector Mohammad Faiyyaz Ahmed and assistant sub-inspector Virendra Pathak posted in Saharsa were arrested on Wednesday, while their district superintendent Mohammad Ashraf Jamal is absconding. “The inspector and ASI were called at the police ... Read More »

Gold smuggling on the rise as high prices boost appeal in India

NEW DELHI: Illegal inflows have jumped after the Indian government increased import taxes in July and prices surged to record highs in September. Customs officials have arrested people for attempting to smuggle in gold by concealing it in bags, clothes and their rectums. On one flight alone, officials caught 30 passengers trying to smuggle in 7.5 kilograms (16.5 pounds) of ... Read More »

2 held for smuggling drugs worth Rs 10 lak

MUZAFFARNAGAR: Police have arrested two persons on Monday night for allegedly trying to smuggle drugs worth Rs 10 lakh.The accused were identified as Anuj and Banti, both residents of Mansoorpur. Police also recovered Rs 1.66 lakh cash and a stolen scooter from them. The seized drugs include 1.6 kg charas, 4.4 kg ganja and 1.8 kg bhaang leaves. According to ... Read More »

Chennai: 3 get 10 years jail for drug smuggling

HENNAI: A special court under the Narcotics, Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) act has sentenced three people for ten years rigourous imprisonment after finding them guilty of attempting to smuggle drugs to Malaysia. Two of the accused — M Mohammed Ali, 53, N Imran Khan, 33— are from Chennai while M Noorul Ameen, 23, is from Sivaganga district. DRI officials ... Read More »

Nevada accuses US government of ‘secret plutonium smuggling’

RENO: Nevada wants a federal judge to declare illegal what it calls the US government’s “secret plutonium smuggling operation” and order the removal of weapons-grade material already shipped to a security site north of Las Vegas over the state’s objections. The latest filing in a yearlong legal battle asks US district judge Miranda Du in Reno to reject the government’s ... Read More »

Three arrested for smuggling sandalwood

TIRUPATI: Three men were arrested in V Kota mandal of Chittoor for smuggling sandalwood. Cops recovered logs weighing 62kg from them. According to circle inspector C Yatheendra, the accused were identified as Faruq, 40, a resident of V Kota and Siva (27) and Surendra (24), both residents of Nadimantram village in this mandal. Acting on credible information, cops arrested Siva ... Read More »

Pak Rangers helping drug smugglers in India: Counter intelligence

Active involvement of Pakistan Rangers in aiding and abetting drug and arms smuggling has come to light after the interrogation of 10 arrested Indian smugglers in Ferozepur sector, police officials. The smugglers in Ferozepur sector revealed that Pakistan Rangers help drug smugglers. Narendra Pal Singh Sidhu, AIG, Counter Intelligence, has said that the police has arrested 10 drug lords during ... Read More »

BSF seized contraband drugs worth over Rs 13 crore in Guwahati region in past one year

The Border Security Force (BSF) has seized a huge quantity of contraband drugs worth over Rs 13 crore in the areas of BSF’s Guwahati frontier region in past one year. The BSF personnel also apprehended 27 Bangladeshi smugglers – most were involved in cattle smuggling during this period. Inspector General of BSF Guwahati Frontier Piyush Mordia on Saturday said, “It ... Read More »

India one of the largest gold smuggling hubs in the world: report

International non-government organisation IMPACT, in its latest report, has said that India has become one of the largest gold smuggling hubs in the world. Gold possibly tied to conflict, human rights abuses and corruption in Africa and South America is entering legal international markets through India, said the Canada-headquartered organisation in a statement. The NGO said it had uncovered how ... Read More »

Indian’s gang arrested over £15.5m dirty money smuggling

Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA) has carried out a series of raids on a gang suspected of smuggling £15.5 million of dirty money out of the UK in suitcases. Ten people were arrested during the operation led by the National Crime Agency (NCA) on Wednesday, including a 41-year-old man thought to be the ringleader who was held in Hayes, west ... Read More »

Police Informer Arrested In Mumbai With Heroin Worth Over Rs. 1 Crore

MUMBAI: A 51-year-old ”police informer” was arrested in Mumbai for allegedly possessing heroin worth Rs. 1.41 crore, police said today. With this, the Anti-Narcotics Cell (ANC) of Mumbai police has claimed to have unearthed an alleged nexus between police informers and drug peddlers, an official said. The ANC arrested Khalid Wasi Khan, a resident of Mumbra in the neighboring Thane ... Read More »

DRI arrests Chinese national in major crackdown on gold smuggling

In its continuing crackdown on smuggling of gold into India from China and Taiwan, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has arrested a Chinese national, believed to be one of the key masterminds of a notorious syndicate involved in smuggling of gold from Taiwan and Hong Kong into India, from Terminal-3 of Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport. DRI had previously ... Read More »

Milkman arrested for smuggling liquor in milk drums

THE LALRU police booked a milkman who used to smuggle liquor from Chandigarh to Punjab by hiding liquor bottles in milk drums. Police recovered 85 bottles of liquor. In another case, the Mubarikpur police recovered 365 boxes of liquor from a truck. According to the Lalru police, they received a tip-off that accused Ramesh Kumar, a resident of Bair Majra ... Read More »

Men Hide Gold Worth Rs. 36 Lakh In Their Rectum, Caught At Chennai Airport

CHENNAI: The Customs Department at the Chennai airport on Saturday recovered gold worth Rs. 36 lakh from two passengers who had concealed it in their rectum. The accused, identified as Mohamed Yasin and Sheik Abdullah, had arrived in India from Dubai and were intercepted at the exit. “On their personal search, six bundles of gold in rubbery spread (three from ... Read More »

Share Market Live: Sensex jumps 200 points, Nifty above 11,500; Federal Bank gains 2%

Share Market LIVE: Equity indices turned bullish by Thursday’s afternoon session, with Sensex rising over 200 points and Nifty back above 11,500 mark for the first time in October, amid heavy buying pressure in media and private banking scrips. In domestic cues, market participants awating Q2 figures, hoping an hike to companies’ second-quarter earnings based on government’s corporate tax cut ... Read More »

India: 2 arrested for smuggling over 700 tortoises from Odisha

Andhra police arrested two people and seized over 700 tortoises in Korukollu village of Krishna district. Kaikaluru police station sub-inspector T Ramakrishna told ANI that their team apprehended two persons who were smuggling tortoises from Odisha. “The police found two autos in which almost 700 tortoises were being smuggled to Odisha. The accused have been identified as N Anjaneyulu and ... Read More »

Man tries smuggling 1kg gold under his wig at Kochi airport. Gets caught

After the story of a man trying to smuggle cocaine worth Rs 24 lakh under his wig at Barcelona airport went viral in July, a similar case has come to light recently. But this time, the incident took place at Kochi airport and the man tried to smuggle gold. Noushad is a native of Malappuram in Kerala. On Friday, Noushad ... Read More »

Delhi: Man smuggling 27 iPhones, 330 branded watches held by customs at IGI Airport

The Customs Department team of Indira Gandhi Airport, Delhi, held a man for smuggling expensive phones, watches and other goods to foreign countries. The Delhi airport department confiscated innumerable phones and watches from the accused. On September 25, the customs department confiscated 330 branded watches, 27 iPhones and other various goods from a passenger, who was coming from Hong Kong. ... Read More »