SOME P2.3 billion worth of counterfeit luxury-brand items and used clothings or “ukay-ukay” were seized by Bureau of Customs-Manila International Container Port (BOC-MICP) intelligence authorities from a warehouse in Valenzuela City.
The operation is part of the intensified anti-smuggling campaign directive of Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero.
The Koom Kalan police have arrested two liquor smugglers and recovered 72 bottles of illicit liquor. The accused have been identified as Baljit Singh and Shashi Kumar, both residents of Sahnewal.
Koom Kalan SHO Harshpal Singh, said a tip-off was received that the duo were on the way to deliver a consignment of illicit liquor. Accordingly, a police party, led by ASI Kamaljit Singh, laid a naka. The police intercepted a Hyundai Santro car and during the search of the vehicle, the illicit liquor was seized.
The SHO said a case under the Excise Act had been registered a gainst the accused.Lear More
AIZAWL: In yet another success in its crusade against smuggling activities, Serchhip Battalion of 23 Sector Assam Rifles, under the aegis of Headquarters Inspector General Assam Rifles (East), 22 cases of foreign-origin cigarettes were seized in Champhai, Mizoram on Saturday. A person was also detained with the consignment. The approximate market value of the seized cigarettes is Rs 28,60,000. The consignment was handed over to Customs Preventive Force Champhai.Lear More
New Delhi: The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence busted a luxury car smuggling racket in Gurugram that had caused a duty evasion of more than INR 25 crore by smuggling 20 vehicles into India in the name of diplomats and diverting the same to private persons.
Three people including the CEO of the luxury car dealership named Big Boys Toyz were arrested by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, said a media release.
According to the release, “Operation Monte Carlo” was launched after DRI received information that a group of individuals was smuggling high-end luxury cars into India under the guise of diplomats and diverting them to private individuals, evading a significant amount of customs duty.Lear More
NAGPUR: The enforcement agencies have started keeping a watch on betel nut consignments coming to the city from Mumbai’s Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) after reaching there from Sri Lanka taking the sea route.
Much of these betel nuts are being smuggled into the Indian mainland through sea route evading various duties and taxes running into crores of rupees. Apart from tax evasion, smuggling of sub-standard betel nuts from Indonesia is also affecting business of local traders.Lear More
JAIPUR: The customs department at Jaipur International Airport seized around 1,400 gram of gold from a passenger who landed from Dubai on Monday evening.
The gold seized is valued at approximately Rs 69 lakh and further investigation is underway and the passenger has been arrested as the gold is over the allowed limit.
“Customs officers at Jaipur International Airport intercepted one passenger, who arrived from Dubai by Air India flight on Monday evening and after thorough examination of his baggage, 1399.600 gram of gold valued at Rs 68,93,030 has been seized. The said gold was concealed in mixer grinder machine. Further investigation is going on,” said an official.Lear More
The Bengaluru Customs Unit officials at Kempegowda International Airport intercepted two passengers who arrived in the city from Dubai who were trying to smuggle iPhones, gold and cigarettes without declaration to Customs. The officials at the KIA seized crude gold chains, iPhones and cigarettes without COTPA labelling at the airport and valued the items at Rs 56.2 lakhs.
According to the official statement from Bengaluru Customs, two persons were arrested in connection to the smuggling attempt. The passengers were arriving from Dubai on Sunday, but the Customs officers intercepted in a timely manner to bust the illegal trade.Lear More
The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) busted a gold import racket and allegedly seized a consignment of 100kg of gold potassium cyanide (GPC) worth ₹32 crores at the Air Cargo Complex in Mumbai. The agency arrested two persons on Saturday who were allegedly involved in the racket of exporting the material. Both were produced in court and remanded in judicial custody till July 21.
The agency claims that they suspected that the buyers are spread across big cities in India. GPC is also known as potassium dicyanoaurate and its primary application is in the electrolytic gold plating of metals. The seized consignment was being exported to Dubai by a Mumbai-based firm, the DRI mentioned in the press release.Lear More
The accused were arrested on Wednesday after they were found illegally bringing 350 litres of IMFL, worth ₹5.50 lakh.
Three men have been arrested for allegedly smuggling Indian-made foreign liquor (IMFL) in large quantity from Delhi to Bhopal by booking a parcel bogie in a superfast train after showing it as a consignment of medicine, police said on Friday.Lear More
JAIPUR: The customs department seized around 400 grams of gold worth around Rs 19 lakh from a passenger who landed here from Sharjah on Wednesday. The passenger has not been arrested as the gold is within permitted limits.
“We intercepted one passenger who arrived from Sharjah by Air Arabia morning flight. After thorough examination of his baggage, 407.90 grams of gold valued at Rs 19,90,552 has been seized. The said gold was concealed in a vacuum cleaner and in an incense electric burner. Further investigation is going on”, said an official of customs department.Lear More