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Spanish Customs intercepts 36 illegal immigrants on the Straits of Gibraltar

MADRID: The Spanish and Moroccan Customs authorities intercepted a total of 36 sub-Saharan men as they attempted to cross the Straits of Gibraltar into Spain aboard on Thursday after the first of their four small boats was spotted at 36 illegal immigrants intercepted while crossing the Straits of Gibraltar6.30 in the morning. The Helimer 218 helicopter and the Salvamar Alkaid ... Read More »

Turkish Customs guards rescues 192 migrants near Greece

ATHENS: Turkish Customs guards rescued 192 migrants from Syria, Afghanistan and Myanmar deserted on an island en route to Greece in the Aegean Sea, Turkish BGN news reported on Thursday. The 192 migrants, including 35 children and 48 women from Syria, Afghanistan and Myanmar, were taken to the foreigner’s bureau in Turkey’s southwestern Mugla province for proceedings. Some migrants stated ... Read More »

Spanish Customs intercepts 36 illegal immigrants on the Straits of Gibraltar

MADRID: The Spanish and Moroccan Customs authorities intercepted a total of 36 sub-Saharan men as they attempted to cross the Straits of Gibraltar into Spain aboard on Thursday after the first of their four small boats was spotted at 36 illegal immigrants intercepted while crossing the Straits of Gibraltar6.30 in the morning. The Helimer 218 helicopter and the Salvamar Alkaid ... Read More »

Finnish Customs confiscates over 10,400 litres of alcohol

HELSINKI: The Finnish Customs pay more attention nowadays to vans crossing borders from the neighbouring countries. The inspection of alcohol import has almost been doubled compared to the past, according to Seppo Raitolahti, a senior inspector at the customs. The customs have confiscated over 10,400 litres of alcohol. The largest cargo seized amounted to over 2,100 litres of alcohol and ... Read More »

Finnish Customs confiscates over 10,400 litres of alcohol

HELSINKI: The Finnish Customs pay more attention nowadays to vans crossing borders from the neighbouring countries. The inspection of alcohol import has almost been doubled compared to the past, according to Seppo Raitolahti, a senior inspector at the customs. The customs have confiscated over 10,400 litres of alcohol. The largest cargo seized amounted to over 2,100 litres of alcohol and ... Read More »

Turkey, Bulgaria, Greece sign agreement for customs cooperation

ANKARA: At the invitation of Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister for Coalition Policy and Public Administration and Minister of Interior Rumyana Bachvarova the interior ministers of Greece and Turkey will arrive in Sofia for a joint meeting on strengthening the cooperation among the countries in the fields of security and law-enforcement, the press office of the Bulgarian Ministry of Interior announced. ... Read More »

Portugal’s Customs drug trafficker detained at Lisbon Airport

LISBON: SEF Customs immigration officers at Lisbon Airport Monday detained a suspected drug trafficker who had arrived on a flight from São Paulo, Brazil. According to SEF the 39-year-old man was flagged as banned from entering Schengen Area Member States and was intercepted as officers checked his documents. He was found to be carrying an unknown quantity of unspecified drugs ... Read More »

Spanish Customs police intercepts 112 migrants on 4 boats

MADRID: During Thursday night and Friday morning the maritime rescue service and the Guardia Civil intercepted a total of 112 people who were attempting to cross illegally from Africa into Spain, following tip-offs received on Thursday from individuals in Morocco, where the immigrants began their journeys. The first 16 to be intercepted were taken at 21.00 on Thursday evening to ... Read More »

Spanish Customs police intercepts 112 migrants on 4 boats

MADRID: During Thursday night and Friday morning the maritime rescue service and the Guardia Civil intercepted a total of 112 people who were attempting to cross illegally from Africa into Spain, following tip-offs received on Thursday from individuals in Morocco, where the immigrants began their journeys. The first 16 to be intercepted were taken at 21.00 on Thursday evening to ... Read More »

SA, Zimbabwe customs deal to slow illicit trade in 5 years plan

CAPE TOWN: Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s state visit to South Africa last month, the countries’ customs administrations signed a mutual assistance agreement that will be in place for the next five years. Close to 45% of imports into Zimbabwe originate from SA, so will this expedite or slow down the arrival of goods on Zimbabwean supermarket shelves. As is typical ... Read More »

Spanish Customs launches 2 boats to counter smuggling activities

MADRID:  The maritime arm of Spain’s Guardia Civil Customs police force stated that the Spanish shipbuilder Astilleros Gondán has launched the new ocean-going patrol boat Rio Belelle , the 1st of two being constructed for the Servicio Maritimo,. The second 20.5 m long aluminium- and plastic-reinforced glass fibre craft is expected to be launched by May, according to the company; ... Read More »

Spanish Customs seizes 100 Passports, 80 human traffickers

MADRID: The Chinese-run gang used houses in the Barcelona area as stopover bases, hiding the migrants there while they waited to be trafficked on to Britain, Ireland, Canada and the United States. They arranged flights for the migrants via Chinese travel agencies in Spain and provided them with fake passports, police said in a statement. “They charged on average €20,000 ... Read More »

Portugal’s Customs detains 2 suspects of drug traffickers

LISBON: Portugal’s border Customs authority, SEF, has intercepted at Lisbon airport two foreign citizens suspected of drug trafficking, the authority announced on Monday in a statement. Border Customs authorities detain two foreigners suspected of drug trafficking. The pair, a 34-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man, had travelled from the city of Belém in Brazil’s Amazonas state. They were detained by ... Read More »

Amman’s Customs foils a drug smuggling bid, seizes 3m pills of drug

AMMAN:  The Public Security Department said that Customs police foiled a bid to smuggle three million drug pills in Aqaba governorate, 330 kilometers south of the capital. The statement said that two suspect vehicles were placed under surveillance, and a patrol managed to stop the first vehicle and overpowered its occupant, who was an Arab national. The second vehicle’s driver, ... Read More »

Budget proposals: Appraisement-East suggests raising minimum rate of customs duty to 2pc from 1pc

KARACHI: The MCC Appraisement-East has suggested that the minimum rate of customs duty should be 2 percent from the existing 1 percent on all PCT headings. It has also suggested increasing the duty on various other items. The Appraisement-East in its proposals for the budget 2015-16 has suggested a number of measures in the customs tariff with a view to ... Read More »

Rs 64.17m tax evasion: FBR Intelligence prepares seizure reports against Telenor, Pak Telecom

KARACHI: The Directorate General of Intelligence and Investigation-FBR, Regional Office Karachi, has made a couple of seizure reports against some major importers and companies for mis-declaration of PCT, misuse of FTA and mis-declaration of description, quantity and value. The seizure cases have been made against M/s Telenor Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd and its clearing agent M/s Ahbab Enterprises (CHAL-2034) for mis-declaration ... Read More »

Customs Valuation DG rejects petition against Valuation Ruling 707/2015 regarding printing inks

KARACHI: Customs Valuation Director General Sumaira Nazir has rejected the review petition filed by manufacturer M/s DIC Pakistan Ltd against Valuation Ruling 707/2015 with respect to the product ‘printing inks’. The petition was filed under Section 25D of the Customs Act, 1969, against the customs value determined for printing ink vide Valuation Ruling 707/2015 dated 16-01-2015 issued under Section 25-A ... Read More »

Portugal’s Customs nabs a smuggler seizes over 4,000 doses of hashish

LISBON: Portugal’s Customs arrested a 21-year man in Olhão on suspicion of drug trafficking. More than 4,000 doses of hashish were seized in the bust. The arrest took place after two men were approached by officers on the beat for acting suspiciously and one of them tried to delete pictures of the drugs from his mobile phone. A house search ... Read More »

10 inspectors of Hyderabad Customs transferred to Customs Exports at Port Qasim, Gwadar

KARACHI: The office of the Enforcement-South chief collector through an office order number 04/2015 (CC-ENF-South) has ordered transfer/posting of 10 inspectors of BS-16 from MCC Hyderabad to MCC Exports Port Muhammad Bin Qasim and MCC Gwadar with immediate effect. According to details, Shakeel Ahmed Shaikh (Inspector) has been transferred from MCC Hyderabad to Port Muhammad Bin Qasim-Exports, Muhammad Aijaz Khan ... Read More »

Portugal’s Customs nabs a smuggler seizes over 4,000 doses of hashish

LISBON:  Portugal’s Customs arrested a 21-year man in Olhão on suspicion of drug trafficking. More than 4,000 doses of hashish were seized in the bust. The arrest took place after two men were approached by officers on the beat for acting suspiciously and one of them tried to delete pictures of the drugs from his mobile phone. A house search ... Read More »