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Indian customs confiscates over 38 kg gold

NEW DELHI: Indian Customs officials have confiscated 38.430 kilograms of gold at the Indira Gandhi International Airport. While keeping surveillance on passengers coming in from Herat, Afghanistan, customs officials stopped some female passengers while they were passing through the Green Channel at the airport after landing in New Delhi via flight. On searching their baggage, 38.430 kilograms of gold in ... Read More »

Tyre importers, dealers propose reduction in duty

KARACHI: Pakistan tyres importers and dealers association (PTIDA), in its proposals for the upcoming budget presented to Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, has suggested the reduction of customs duty on import of tyres. In its suggestions PTIDA has asked for bringing down the existing duty rates of passenger car tyres from 25 per cent to 5 per cent; from 20 ... Read More »

Customs values of computer leads, networking cables issued

KARACHI: The Customs values of computer leads and networking cables have been determined by the Directorate General of Customs Valuation Department through Valuation Ruling No 643/2014 under Section 25-A of the Customs Act, 1969. According to details, the customs value of computer leads from China having Pakistan Customs Tariff (PCT) code 8544.4210 and proposed PCT code for WeBOC 8544.4210.1000 has ... Read More »

Turkish customs seizes biggest haul of counterfeit goods

ANKARA: Turkish Customs has seized 65000 fake watches from Hong Kong among other counterfeit goods valued at 23 million Turkish lira ($10.5 million). Turkish customs officers said that it was the biggest haul of counterfeit goods. The goods seized also include five thousand fake handbags, 500 memory sticks, 470 kilos of jewellery, 750 metal card holders and 76 kilos of ... Read More »

Foreign currency worth Rs2.1m recovered from passenger

ISLAMABAD: A passenger has been arrested at International Departure Hall of Benazir Bhutto International Airport, Islamabad carrying different foreign currencies worth over Rs 2.1 million. The search of the passenger at ASF scanning machine in the presence of the customs staff led to the recovery of foreign currency exceeding prescribed limit for an international outbound passenger i.e., $ 5000. The ... Read More »

Customs seizes heroin concealed within pencils

ISLAMABAD: During the clearance of outgoing parcels at international mail office in Rawalpindi, a parcel weighing 10.740 kg booked by a resident of Peshawar for a recipient in Canada turned out to be containing concealed heroin. The parcel was presented to the customs staff for its examination. Apparently the said parcel consisted of items like kids clothing. Lead pencils were ... Read More »

ANF seizes large quantity of heroine, arrests one suspect

KARACHI: Anti-Narcotics Force, Sindh Region has foiled an attempt of drug smuggling at Jinnah International Airport and arrested an accused from the spot. A team of ANF, Sindh Region headed by Inspector Ghulam Abbas of Drug Demand Reduction (DDR) Branch during an operation against drug smuggling has seized a substantial amount of fine quality heroine, worth millions of rupees from ... Read More »

ANF arrests five with heroin concealed in onions to skip dog sniffing

KARACHI: Anti-Narcotics Force has recovered 61.5 kg fine quality heroin being attempted to smuggle abroad and arrested a five member gang in Karachi. The price of the seized drug in international market is Rs 433.5 million approximately. ANF assisted by Pakistan Rangers (Sindh) received information that a few individuals were trying to smuggle heroin abroad by using innovative concealment methods. ... Read More »

Attempt to smuggle foreign currency foiled

ISLAMABAD: FIA Immigration Cell thwarted an attempt to smuggle $ 25,000 foreign currency abroad from Islamabad Airport. A passenger was trying to smuggle the currency with him to Sharjah but the FIA officials spotted him at the airport and took him into custody with the foreign currency. The arrested, Muhammad Ali, works for a ‘Hundi’ dealer and intended to move ... Read More »

Czech customs seizes country’s biggest ever drug shipment

PRAGUE: Czech customs officials have seized 182 kilograms of heroin with a street value of nearly $ 37 million over the weekend in the country’s largest-ever drugs bust, marking a significant win in Europe’s fight against drug trafficking. The shipment contained 477 separate bricks of the opiate hidden in hollowed-out risers in 53 pallets on a truck carrying kitchen equipment. ... Read More »

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Customs officers and staff at MCC Quetta showered with praise

QUETTA: Collector of Model Customs Collectorate Quetta, Zahoor Akhtar Raja has said that customs officials at MCC Quetta are working day and night to get rid of the menace of smuggling. Officers and staff have performed tremendously in executing their responsibilities. He shared these views while hosting a farewell party given to Assistant Collector Amanullah Tareen and Assistant Collector Mumtaz ... Read More »

3 non-customs paid vehicles seized

LAHORE: Anti-smuggling unit of Model Customs Collectorate Lahore has impounded three non-customs paid vehicles worth Rs 4 million at various places in the city. Sources said that the unit seized one Mercedes model 2002, Pajero 1999 and Toyota Corolla 1998 model from Defence Housing Authority, Johar Town and Model Town Link Road. Anti-smuggling scout raided on the spots on receiving ... Read More »

Attempt to smuggle liquid cocaine thwarted

SYDNEY: Australian customs caught a British cruise ship passenger after she attempted to smuggle 1.5 litres of liquid cocaine in a lava lamp. The woman, 22, was stopped by customs officers at White Bay Cruise Terminal in Sydney after disembarking from a cruise ship from New Caledonia. Initial tests on liquid inside a lava lamp returned positive results for cocaine ... Read More »

1000 smuggled, dumped bottles of liquor recovered

KARACHI: Model Customs Collectorate of Preventive Karachi has thwarted an attempt to smuggle more than 1000 bottles of liquor worth millions of rupees. According to details, credible information was received to the effect that more than 1000 bottles of liquor would be smuggled from Gulf States into Pakistan through sea routes. An operational strategy was already being designed in this ... Read More »

Pak Customs, Maritime Security Agency foil bid to smuggle Iranian diesel

KARACHI: Directorate of Intelligence and Investigation Customs and Maritime Security Agency have seized two launches filled with Iranian diesel during a joint operation in deep sea near Karachi seaport. According to details, a joint team comprised of the officials of Pakistan Customs and Maritime Security Agency, on a tip off conducted deep sea operation and seized two launches containing hundreds ... Read More »

Graduation ceremony held at ANF Academy

LAHORE: Graduation ceremony of 38 newly inducted officers of Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) was being held at ANF Academy. Director General Anti Narcotics Force, Major General Malik Zafar Iqbal was Chief Guest. Commandant ANF Academy welcomed the Chief Guest and other guests including families of passed-out officers. A total of 38 officers passed-out, which included 2 Deputy Directors, 11 Assistant Directors and 25 Inspectors. All trainees were ... Read More »

Two tonnes of cannabis caught by Pakistani, Australian navies

SYDNEY: Australian and Pakistani navy ships have seized two tonnes of cannabis resin off the coast of Oman. HMAS Melbourne and PNS Alamgir joined forces to intercept a ship east of Oman’s Masriah Island, where they found 1,951 kg of cannabis resin hidden in a secret compartment in its fishing hold. Estimating the haul to have a street value of ... Read More »

Private firm comes up with anti smuggling system

ISLAMABAD: Digital Tracking and Coding Association has delivered a presentation to the Federal Board of Revenue and Directorate General of Intelligence and Investigation Inland Revenue on a modern, fully digital volume control, tracking & tracing and authentication system to promptly detect and fight against illegal trade in Pakistan. Sources said that the entity has been created by 4 biggest tobacco ... Read More »

Man detected with cocaine weighing 1.28kg in tummy

DUBAI: Inspectors in Dubai Customs have foiled a bid to smuggle cocaine stuffed in capsules and concealed in passenger’s tummy. The smuggler swallowed 60 cocaine capsules weighing 1.28 kg. He was coming into the UAE from an African country. Director Dubai Customs Ali Al Mughawi said that inspectors’ expertise, vigilance and knowledge of body language were precise when the African ... Read More »