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Hong Kong Customs seizes 3kg of cannabis buds

Hong Kong: Officers of the Customs Drug Investigation Bureau conducted an anti-narcotics operation in Yuen Long and seized about three kilogrammes of cannabis buds inside a hotel room and arrested a man. The seized cannabis buds had a value of about $0.55 million. The 40-year-old suspect, who claimed to be unemployed, was arrested for drug trafficking. During the summer holiday, ... Read More »

Hong Kong customs seizes 60kg cocaine

Hong Kong customs officials seized a total of 60 kilograms of cocaine from two air passengers at its international airport. Police said 48 kg were found in suitcases carried by a 35-year-old Brazilian man arriving from Sao Paulo, and added up to the largest amount of narcotics ever found on an individual in the former British colony. The other 12 ... Read More »

Veitnam Customs seizes pangolins smuggled from Indonesia

Veitnam Customs officers in northern Hai Phong City have detected and seized 6.2 tons of live pangolins, which are an endangered species, hidden in a 40’’ container shipped from Indonesia. As shown in the customs declaration for the container, the goods inside were declared to be fish, fish bones and fish stomach, but after an inspection customs officers from Hai ... Read More »

Customs seizes smuggled goods worth Rs 44m in July

LAHORE: Model Customs Lahore anti-smuggling department has seized smuggled goods and articles worth Rs 40 million during the month of July. According to details, the anti-smuggling department seized ladies cloth worth Rs 0.44 million, 617.28 kgs parachute fabric worth Rs 0.35 million, A/S cloth 410kgs worth Rs 0.29 million, diesel generator (3 Nos) 39KVA worth Rs 1.20 million, diesel generator ... Read More »

Paul Gallen’s phone seized by customs officers

Customs officers examined the phone of Sharks skipper Paul Gallen when he returned to Sydney airport after playing for Cronulla in New Zealand last weekend. Fairfax Media understands the Customs officers downloaded data from Gallen’s phone and were acting on behalf of another federal agency. When contacted on Monday night, Gallen, who had previously declared he was frustrated by suggestions ... Read More »

Dubai Customs finds 4kg of crystal meth at airport

Dubai Customs inspectors at Dubai International Airport have foiled an attempt to smuggle four kilograms of crystal meth hidden in the luggage of an Asian traveller who wanted to sell the drug in the UAE. Ali Al Maqhawi, director of airport operations at Dubai Customs said the inspectors succeeded in foiling the attempt thanks to their experience in people’s body ... Read More »

EU seizes 1 billion euros of fake goods in 2012: Customs

BRUSSELS: European Union customs authorities seized a billion euros (USD 1.3 billion) worth of fake goods in 2012, mainly from China and mainly through the post. About 40 million individual articles suspected of violating intellectual property rights were confiscated, the European Commission’s annual report on customs action to enforce these rights said. Most of these items were destroyed. The value ... Read More »

Chinese man tries to board plane with pet turtle disguised as hamburger

The South China Morning Post has a pretty awesome story about a man who decided to smuggle his pet turtle through customs by hiding it in a KFC hamburger container and between two slices of a bread bun. Yes, really. The incident occurred on the morning of July 29, when a man, surnamed Li, was about to board China Southern ... Read More »

Smuggling of Illicit cigarettes: Pakistan may lose Rs 100b in five years

LAHORE: Pakistan is expected to lose Rs. 100 billion in the next five years due to the extensive smuggling of banned cigarettes despite the fact that FBR has been stressing the need to curb the smuggled cigarettes’ trade especially the pine brand. During the last five years, Pakistan has lost Rs. 80 billion due to illicit trade of cigarettes, Euromonitor ... Read More »

Bid to smuggle 10 kg opium foiled

LAHORE: National Highways & Motorway Police foiled an attempt to smuggle 10 packets of fine quality opium and arrested two smugglers in the area of Burhan on Motorway (M-1). In addition to that the police also arrested a gang of five criminals on M-2 near Sial Mor, travelling in a suspicious private cum police car and recovered one walky-talky set, ... Read More »

Czech customs bust rhino horn smuggling ring

Twenty-four rhino horns worth 4 million euros (5.3 million dollars) on the black market were seized at Prague’s airport in the course of a two-year investigation, Czech customs officials said. Authorities said they have arrested 15 people in connection with the criminal ring that was allegedly smuggling the horns of the endangered species to Asian markets for use in traditional ... Read More »

Customs authorities seize foreign currency of worth Rs 25.5m

ISLAMABAD: Customs authorities have seized foreign currency of worth Rs 25.5 million at Benazir Bhutto International Airport, Islamabad. On 28-07-2013, Customs officials at Benazir Bhutto International Airport seized 920,000 UAE Dirhams from a Dubai bound passenger. According to details, a senior Customs officer received information that on 28-07-2013 an attempt would be made to smuggle huge amount of foreign currency ... Read More »

Customs seizes smuggles Irani oil and HSD

ISLAMABAD: The FBR’s Model Customs Collectorate at Gwadar has seized a Mazda truck containing 3600 litres of smuggled Iranian motor oil and 3000 litres of High Speed Diesel. According to the details, Anti-Smuggling staff of Customs station Jiwani seized 7100 litres of smuggled Iranian high speed diesel of worth Rs 30 million.         Read More »

Customs seize 124kg gold bars at Shahjalal airport

DHAKA: Bangladeshi Customs officials at Shahjalal International Airport seized 1,064 gold bars weighing around 124 kilograms from the luggage chamber of a Biman flight. “This is the biggest ever haul at the airport in the 42 years history of Bangladesh,” said Wazed Ali, assistant commissioner of customs. No one was arrested in connection with the seizure. Following a tip-off, customs ... Read More »