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Indian customs seizes 7kg gold worth Rs1.75cr at airport

NEW DELHI: In a major haul of smuggled gold, customs personnel seized seven kg of the precious metal worth about Rs 1.75 crore and arrested two passengers who arrived at the airport here from Dubai. CBEC Chairman Kaushal Srivastava, who is the administrative head of customs. The seizure was made at the Karipur international airport last evening following a tip-off, ... Read More »

Indian customs seizes 13 gold bars, arrests 4 smugglers

NEW DELHI: Four passengers, including two women, have been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle into the country gold valued at about Rs 1.5 crore. The seizures were made in separate cases in the past three days at the international airport. In the first case, two passengers including a woman, were intercepted by customs officials after their arrival here yesterday ... Read More »

Indian customs estimates 127.67 kilograms gold smuggled through Rajiv Gandhi International Airport

HYDERABAD: Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) has seen a surge in gold smuggling and in a majority of cases, the smuggler is only a carrier sent by a syndicate, customs officials said. During the last financial year 2014-15, attempts were made to smuggle 127.67 kg of gold valued at Rs 31.98 crore through the Hyderabad International Airport at Shamshabad here ... Read More »

Indian customs arrests man on Rs52 lakh worth gold smuggling

NEW DELHI: A man has been arrested at the international airport here for allegedly trying to smuggle into the country gold valued at about Rs 52 lakh. The passenger was intercepted by customs officials after his arrival from Bangkok. “On detailed examination of his baggage and personal search, six cut pieces of gold bars totally weighing 1.9 kg having market ... Read More »

Indian customs seizes 41kg gold at IGI airport cargo terminal

NEW DELHI: In the last week of March, Customs officials carried out a special drive at the IGI Airport’s cargo terminal where they seized 41kg of gold worth Rs 10 crore. “The drive lasted for almost eight hours and ended at 5am. During these eight hours, gold was recovered from different consignments,” a senior customs official said. A recent raid ... Read More »

Indian customs recovers 21kg of gold worth Rs5.5 crore at airport

NEW DELHI: Indian Customs literally struck gold last week at the Indira Gandhi International Airport with the recovery of 21 kilograms of gold worth Rs 5.5 crore from two separate passengers within a span of just two minutes. According to a customs official, a passenger coming from Bangkok on a Thai Airways flight was intercepted after he crossed the green ... Read More »

Indian customs foils attempt to smuggle 183 turtles

MUMBAI: Two suitcases crammed with 183 turtles were seized by Customs at the Mumbai airport. They were being smuggled to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Customs handed over the turtles to the wildlife department. More than 45 Spotted Black Terrapin turtles, a protected species, were found wrapped with adhesive tape to restrict their movement. “These turtles are from India’s north east ... Read More »

Indian Customs confiscates 75,000 illegal sunglasses worth RS25 crore at Mumbai Port

MUMBAI: Indian customs confiscated over 75,000 pairs of counterfeit sunglasses of different international brands at Mumbai Port Trust. “We have seized 75,000 pairs of sunglasses of different brands like Ray Ban, Prada, Lacoste, etc from a container in Mumbai Port Trust that arrived from China last week,” the official of Special Investigation and Intelligence Branch of Mumbai Customs said. Based ... Read More »

Indian customs recovers 20-kg heroin, 2 pistols in Tarn Taran

NEW DELHI: Indian customs foiled another smuggling bid from across the border and seized 20 kg of heroin, two pistols, 17 cartridges, two magazines and two Pakistani mobile phones with SIM cards at the Wan border outpost in Tarn Taran district. BSF spokesperson deputy inspector general (DIG) RPS Jaiswal said, “The troops were on high alert following intelligence inputs of ... Read More »

Indian customs foils attempt to smuggle gold worth Rs5m at Cochi Airport

KOCHI: Indian customs foiled an attempt to smuggle two gold bars worth Rs 5 million at Cochin International Airport. An official said the two gold bars, totally weighing two kg, were found inside a white coloured bath towel of the passenger, who is a native of Mallapuram. A top customs official said the passenger tried to smuggle the gold bars ... Read More »

Indian customs seizes 6kg gold at Chennai Airport

NEW DELHI: Indian Customs seized smuggled gold bars weighing 6 kilograms at Chennai International Airport. Seven persons, including the managing director of a private security agency that guards the air cargo complex, were arrested. The gold was being smuggled from Singapore, on a Tiger Airways flight. Acting on a tip-off, customs officials identified the parcel. When a member of the ... Read More »

Indian Customs arrests lieutenant colonel in charge of gold smuggling

CHENNAI: Indian customs has arrested a retired lieutenant colonel of Indian Army and four others on charges of smuggling of gold bars through the Chennai air cargo office at Chennai Airport and seized 6kg of gold bars worth 1.8 crore from them. The smugglers concealed the gold bars inside a biscuit parcel and kept at the air cargo office. Customs ... Read More »

Indian Customs arrests two with gold worth Rs86 lakh

NEW DELHI: Indian customs has arrested two persons for allegedly trying to smuggle about three kilograms of gold, worth Rs 86.43 lakh, by hiding the yellow metal under a seat of a plane which landed at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport here from Dubai. “Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) of Customs seized 3,233.60 grams of gold, valued Rs 86.43 lakh, in ... Read More »

Indian Customs intercepts man with ‘flowery drugs’

NEW DELHI: Indian Customs seized a man consignment at Sahar airport’s cargo section about 140 kg of what looked like flowers and leaves. “Don’t go by the look, it can kill you,” said a Customs officer. Turns out, the flowers were khat, a narcotic plant that is popular among the rich and delinquent from Arab and African countries. The leaves ... Read More »

Indian customs foils bid to smuggle 7.83kg gold

NEW DELHI: Indian customs foiled an attempt to smuggle 7.83 kilogram of gold from Sri Lanka through Muthupet-Thiruthuraipoondi coastal stretch in southern Tamil Nadu. According to DRI, a special team nabbed S Sudhakar, M Sudhakar and V Mohan while they were carrying the consignment worth `2.08 crore, hidden inside the back gear box of their Maruti Swift car, on the ... Read More »

Indian customs arrests 4 Bangladeshi at Ashabarhi border

DHAKA: Indian customs arrested four Bangladeshi detective at Ashabarhi border in Comilla. The personnel of police’s Detective Branch crossed into Indian side unintentionally while searching for smugglers, Assistant Superintendent Jahangir Alam said. They were Assistant Sub-Inspectors ‘Alamgir’ and ‘Sabuj’, and Constables ‘Taposh’ and ‘Selim’. Jahangir said top officers were in touch with their Indian counterparts to bring them back. Read More »

Indian customs shoots Bangladeshi cattle smuggler at Wahedpur border

DHAKA: Indian Customs have shot Bangladeshi cattle smuggler at Wahedpur border area of Shibganj upazila in Chapainawabganj. The deceased is Tariqul Islam, 35, son of late Yusuf Ali, of Jamaipara village in the district. Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) 9 Commander Lieutenant Colonel Abu Jafar Sheikh Md Bazlul Haque said: “The patrolling troops of BSF 20 of Chandnichak camp in India ... Read More »

Indian customs recalls red sanders container worth Rs10.8m

NEW DELHI: Indian customs recalled red sanders container worth Rs10.8 million to Jebel Ali Port, Dubai via Tuticorin harbor. On the arrival of the container, it was scanned and moved to Vilsons Container Freight Station. A team of customs officials went to Vilsons Container Freight Station and found that the container had been stuffed with 4.03 tonnes of red sanders ... Read More »

Indian customs arrests 4 persons for smuggling red sanders

DELHI: Indian customs arrested 4 men for smuggling red sanders worth Rs. 17.5 lakh from a car used by the gang to transport the contraband. Customs official said that they arrested Sudhakar (32), a resident of Tirupathi; and S. Arun Kumar (35), T. Narayan Swamy (41) and A.Y. Narayan, all from Chittor in Andhra Pradesh. Acting on information received that ... Read More »

Indian Customs seizes 6 gold bars worth Rs10m at Dabolim airport

GOA: Indian Customs has seized 6 gold bars weighing 4.15 kilograms that estimated RS10 million at Dabolim international Airport and arrested one woman, Shalu Chada, a native of Punjab and resident of Mapusa. Customs officials said that Shalu along with her husband, Parminder Singh Chada, had travelled to Dubai and they returned to Goa in the wee hours via Qatar ... Read More »