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Customs officers seizes tonne of ivory, 4 tonnes of scaly hide of pangolin in Vietnam

HANOI: Customs officers in central Vietnam seized a tonne of ivory and four tonnes of the scaly hide of the pangolin, authorities said Friday. Officials found the contraband on Tuesday inside a shipping container labelled as carrying red beans from Malaysia that arrived at the central port city of Da Nang on Aug 10. “This is the largest amount of ivory ... Read More »

Customs officers seizes Elephant tusk statues at Vietnam airport

HANOI: Customs officers in Vietnam seized two ivory statues in a consignment of furniture from France, an official said on Thursday. “We have seized so many elephants tusks smuggled through Tan Son Nhat airport, but this is the first time we have discovered this kind of smuggling,” Doan Son Tung, deputy spokesman of the Ho Chi Minh Customs Department told ... Read More »

Grey economy growing in Poland: Customs officers

WARSAW: Poland Customs officers who supervise gambling in Poland said that grey economy has grown exponentially in Country and say that they cannot put an end to it. Over 90 percent of the Polish gambling industry is made up of illegal businesses. The internet is booming with illegal gambling, and the number of foreign companies offering it increased from 86 ... Read More »

Lebanon FM announces fight against corrupt customs officers

BEIURT: Finance Minister of Lebanon, Ali Hasan Khalil, announced to continue efforts to fight against the corrupt customs officers at Lebanon’s Customs Department. “We will not retreat but will increase our determination to complete reform,” he said after inspecting the customs department at Beirut’s port Thursday. In order to minimize smuggling, the finance minister said that all cargo entering the ... Read More »

Dublin port seizes 85kg herbal cannabis worth €1.7m

DUBLIN: Customs Officers have seized 85kg of herbal cannabis with a street value of €1.7m at Dublin Port. The drugs, destined for Dublin’s North City area, when officers scanned a container of animal feed which highlighted anomalies in the information provided with the shipment. Revenue’s x-ray scanner revealed 85 smaller packages of vacuum-packed drugs hidden within large cartons of animal ... Read More »

Kuwait Customs arrests 3 Salmi Port employees for clearing goods without inspection

KUWAIT CITY: Customs officers arrested three employees of Salmi Port for allowing truckloads of goods to enter the country without inspecting them or collecting the payment of customs duties, quoting a security source. He said the three employees are currently undergoing intensive investigations to figure out their motives behind facilitating the entry of many trucks into the country without inspection, ... Read More »

Strong surveillance crucial to uproot smuggling: Chief Collector Nazim

KARACHI: Chief Collector-Enforcement (South) Muhammad Nazim Saleem visited Customs House, Gaddani and held meeting with the Customs officers. Collector Model Customs Collectorate-MCC Gwadar Syed Tanvir welcomed the Chief Collector-Enforcement (South) on his arrival. During the meeting, the Chief Collector-Enforcement (South) Muhammad Nazim Saleem emphasized on effective measures in order to curb smuggling and improved surveillance mechanism by anti-smuggling organisation to ... Read More »

600 tonnes meat disguised as chewing gum seized in Russia

MOSCOW: Russian customs officers have seized about 600 tonnes of banned meat from Europe disguised as chewing gum and other items. The Customs officials have found the smuggled meat in refrigerated containers shipped from Antwerp, Hamburg and Rotterdam. According to Russia’s agricultural safety agency, the officials searched about 26 refrigerated containers apparently containing frozen mushrooms, juice, fruit jellies and chewing ... Read More »

Eight Customs officers of BS-19 relinquish charges

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has issued different notifications regarding charge relinquishment/assumption, transfer/posting and deputation of Pakistan Customs Service and Inland Revenue Service officers (BS-19). As per details, in pursuance of Board’s Notification No 1867-MI dated 23.09.2014, Azhar Husain Merchant, PCS/BS-19 officer, has relinquished the charge of the post of Additional Director Reforms & Automation Karachi on 26.092014 and assumed ... Read More »

Two Customs officers of BS-19 relinquish charges

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has issued notifications regarding charge assumption/relinquishment of two Pakistan Customs Service (PCS) officers of BS-19. In pursuance of FBR’s notification No 1867-M-II/2014 Abdul Basit Chaudhry, a (PCS/BS-19) officer, has relinquished the charge of the post of the Additional Collector, Model Customs Collectorate (Adjudication-I), Customs House Karachi on 24.09.2014 and assumed the charge of the ... Read More »

HK Customs seizes 286 iPhone 6 devices in latest raid

HONG KONG: Customs Department Friday seized 286 iPhone 6 devices, worth 1.6 million HK dollars (about US$206,451) in latest raid in connection with its ongoing anti-smuggling operation especially against the smugglers of Apple’s latest model. As per details, HK Customs officers and the Marine Police found some men loading boxes of goods at Deep Bay Road. On watching officials, the ... Read More »

Massive reshuffling: 59 PCS officers transferred

KARACHI: The Revenue Division of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) through a notification vide No 1867-M-II/2014, has ordered transfers and postings of 59 officers of Pakistan Customs Services (PCS) of Grade-19/18 across the country. According to details, Abdul Basit Chaudhry (PCS/BS-19) has been transferred from the post of Additional Collector, Collectorate of Customs (Adjudication-I), Karachi to Principal, Directorate of Training ... Read More »

Senior officers of Malaysian Customs charged with corruption

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia: A Malaysian sessions court has charged seven senior Customs officers with nearly 100 counts of corruption. The officers were charged with counts of accepting bribes of between RM500 (S$195.49) and RM298,000 under the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Act 2009. One of the accused, Assistant Director Datuk Saad Ishak, faces nine counts of accepting a total of RM29,000 in bribes ... Read More »

HK Customs seizes 1.8kg heroin at airport

HONG Kong: Customs has arrested a passenger at Hong Kong International Airport and seized about 1.8 kilogramme of suspected heroin worth about $1.41 million. The arrestee, who claimed to be a seaman, arrived from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Upon baggage examination, Customs officers found three abnormally heavy children story books amongst his personal belongings which aroused Customs officers’ suspicion. Subsequent in-depth ... Read More »

Inter-collectorates reshuffling likely after Member Customs Nisar’s visit

KARACHI: Inter-collectorates re-shuffling of the Pakistan Customs Services officers from Grade 17-19 including additional collectors, deputy collectors and assistant collectors is on the cards. Well informed sources in FBR confirmed Customs Today that the inter collectorates transfers & postings of additional collectors, deputy collectors and assistant collectors would likely to be started by mid of September, 2014. Sources further revealed ... Read More »

Vehicle amnesty scam: FBR seeks replies from delinquent officers by Sep 10

KARACHI: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has directed the customs officers, who were charged for corruption in vehicle amnesty scheme, to submit their replies by September 10, 2014. FBR Member Administration Shahid Jatoi has charge-sheeted 25 officers from BPS-17 to BPS-20, including Dr Zulfiqar Malik, the then collector appraisement, Sarfaraz Warraich, the then collector at Sambrial and Dr Naeem ... Read More »

Saad directs development of infrastructure at Mughalpura Dry Port

 LAHORE: Railways Minister Khwaja Saad Rafique has directed railways top officials to allocate 50 percent of the total profit for Mughalpura Dry Port’s infrastructure development. The minister was addressing Customs officials, Customs agents, Railways top officials and others on inauguration ceremony held in connection with the arrival of freight trains after many years at the Mughalpura Dry Port. “Spend half ... Read More »