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Drug smuggling through remote controlled drones detected near San Ysidro border

NEW YORK:  Smuggler found a new way of smuggling drugs by remote controlled devices. Tijuana Municipal police seized a broken drone with six packages of crystal meth near San Ysidro border. The drugs weighed about 6.5 pounds. A witness called Tijuana Municipal Police at 9:50 p.m. Tuesday after watching something fall from the sky and land in the Pueblo Amigo ... Read More »

Tuesday September 23 – Monday September 29, 2014

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Dubai Customs rewards graduates

DUBAI: Capacity building programme Talent Pool of Dubai Customs for its employees has been successful and  DCs awarded degrees to  those employees  graduates who successfully completed the training programme. The programme reflects vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai which they deem as the ultimate capital and investment ... Read More »

Swiss banks hit by huge deposit outflow in tax crackdown

ZURICH: Swiss banks have suffered from a massive outflow of funds since 2008 due to the international crackdown on tax evasion. According to a survey by auditors PricewaterhouseCoopers attributed much of the outflow — totalling almost 350 billion Swiss francs (290 billion euros, $380 billion) — to customers paying fines for undeclared assets held in Swiss accounts. The report said ... Read More »

Tueday August 12 -Mon August 18, 2014

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Tuesday July 15 -Monday July 21, 2014

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India pays $550m in oil dues to Iran

NEW DELHI: India paid a second instalment of $550 million in oil dues to Iran on Tuesday under an interim deal that has allowed Tehran access to $4.2 billion in blocked funds globally, two industry sources said. Asian buyers such as Japan and South Korea have already cleared some of the money they owe for imports of Iranian oil under ... Read More »

Tuesday July 08 -Monday July 14, 2014

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Dubai Customs launches smart phone, smart watch apps

DUBAI: Most of Dubai Customs services can be accessed through smart phones and smart watches as it has launched a revamped smart phone app. The web-based application is adaptable on all mobile platforms and can be used to process various applications, make service requests as well as status inquiries. The application was unveiled by Sultan Ahmad Bin Sulayem, Chairman of Ports, Customs ... Read More »

HK Customs confiscates 790kg ivory at airport

HONG KONG: 15 Vietnamese nationals were detained by airport customs in Hong Kong after a routine inspection uncovered that the passengers were carrying 790 kg of ivory in their 32 suitcases. The massive amount said to be worth 7.9 million Hong Kong Dollars (US$ 1 million). The suitcases, when opened, expelled a strong smell and were apparently still covered in large amounts of dried blood. ... Read More »

Tuesday June 10 -Monday June 16, 2014

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China offers zero tariff regimes on 95pc of trade with less developed nations

KUNMING: China’s Vice Prime Minister Wang Yang has expressed Chinese willingness to help the South Asian countries in the fields of energy, telecommunications and road infrastructure on build, operate & transfer basis and through public-private partnership by pursuing zero tariff regime on 95 per cent of trade for less-developed countries in South Asia. Wang Yang said this while addressing the ... Read More »

Customs helps busting a gold smuggling gang in Bangladesh

DHAKA: Customs officials at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport have seized 48 gold bars, apparently abandoned, from the cargo hold of a plane of the Biman Bangladesh Airlines. Customs officials said that they raided the aircraft around 3’o clock in the night after it landed from Dubai. The gold bars weigh 5.5 kg and are valued at 25 million Taka, officials ... Read More »

Tuesday june 03 monday june 09, 2014

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Transit consignment with concealed liquor gets busted by Saudi customs

MANAMA: Customs officers in Saudi Arabia have thwarted an attempt to smuggle 16,984 bottles of liquor (Vodka). The liquor was hidden in a consignment of mango and pomegranate coming from Bahrain, the neighbouring island country and transiting through Saudi Arabia. “A truck carrying fruit and heading to another neighbouring country was going through the routine procedures at the border when ... Read More »

Smuggling attempt: German customs recovers 90 animals from suitcase

FRANKFURT: Customs officials at Frankfurt Airport have discovered 90 exotic animals in a suitcase, including 55 tortoises, 30 lizards and an iguana. Some were endangered species and died during the journey. A 44-year-old Mexican man was arrested at the airport after attempting to smuggle 55 tortoises, 30 arboreal alligator lizards, four horned vipers and one spiny-tailed iguana in a single suitcase. The ... Read More »

Azerbaijan, Brazil come close for customs cooperation

BAKU: Azerbaijani and Brazilian officials have discussed the development of cooperation in the field of customs between the two countries. The two sides have exchanged views on the establishment of legal framework and issues of mutual visits. The potential for development of cooperation between the two countries in the sphere of customs has been recognised by both sides. Brazil’s interests ... Read More »

Turkey eyes EU customs union as US trade talks progress

ISTANBUL: Turkey would find it very hard to continue in a customs union with Europe if the country is excluded from a free trade deal with the United States, but quitting the union is not an option, Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci has said. Turkey is pressing to be included in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership being negotiated between ... Read More »

Kyrgyzstan all set to join Customs Union

BISHKEK: Kyrgyzstan’s government has approved a draft version of the road map for Kyrgyzstan to join a Russia-led customs union. Kyrgyz Economy Minister Temir Sariev has said that the document will be submitted to lawmakers to be debated in the parliamentary committees on international affairs and fiscal policies. Sariev added that the government will continue working on the mechanism to ... Read More »

GCC sets deadline for customs union implementation

KUWAIT: Gulf States have agreed to resolve the hurdles that are obstructing the implementation of a customs union that has been long delayed. One hurdle has been revenue sharing, said the finance minister of Kuwait. The leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) a six-nation organization set a date of January 1 to have the first customs union implemented. The ... Read More »