BJP leader from Andhra Pradesh G Ramanjaneyulu alias Anji Babu has been nabbed by the state enforcement bureau for smuggling liquor. The leader had contested 2019 parliamentary election on BJP ticket from Machilipatnam constituency.
He was among with four people caught by the SEB while they were smuggling cases of non-duty paid liquor (NDPL) from Telangana to Andhra Pradesh.
Superintendent of Police, SEB, Arif Hazeef said, “We have recovered 40 cases of NDPL (1920) bottles worth Rs 6 lakh along with three cars. The liquor was being transported from Telangana’ Chityala in Nalgonda district to Guntur in Andhra Pradesh. Legal action is being taken against the BJP leader along with three others”.Lear More
AHMEDABAD: A team of the Gujarat Food and Drugs Control Administration (FDCA) carried out a raid in Makarba on Friday and seized material to make hand sanitizer from a residence. Officials said the accused, Meet Patel, was producing sanitizer without a permit. Officials are ascertaining how many units were produced and sold so far. From the spot, officials seized items worth Rs 34.4 lakh.
“They had alcoholic hand rubsanitizer of Mehsana-based Jyoti Herbs and Gandhinagar-based Prince Instant Hand Sanitizer along with other products, packaging material and machinery. Patel in primary questioning said he was making sanitizers since the lockdown and had so far purchased denatured alcohol worth Rs 18 lakh,” said Dr H G Koshia, commissioner of the Gujarat FDCA. He added that Patel has violated The Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940, by initiating production without a permit.
The FDCA investigation revealed that Jyoti Herbs doesn’t have a permit for production of cosmetics or medicines whereas the products from Prince Instant Hand Sanitizer were found to be fake. Officials also also found tins of hair remover, the use of which is still under the scanner.Lear More
Police have arrested Altaf Hussein Ansari, an alleged mastermind of a recent gold scam who was on the run after the incident, from Bara district on Thursday.
Deputy Superintendent of Police, Manjit Kunwar of District Police Office Parsa, said they had arrested Ansari after getting a tip-off.
A team of the District Police Office, Parsa arrested Ansari from Nijgadh this morning, said Kunwar. He was sent to Kathmandu for further investigation.
“After arresting him, we informed the Metropolitan Police Range and the Metropolitan Crime Division, which are investigating the case,” said Kunwar.
According to Senior Superintendent Shyam Lal Gyawali, chief of Kathmandu Metropolitan Police Range, two Indian nationals Nilesh Shakiya and Sanjay Patel were the masterminds behind this fake gold smuggling racket while Ansari is said to be the main dealer whose job was to assist them in Nepal.
Shakiya was arrested a day after the incident from Nawalparasi while Ansari and Patel were on the run. “But on Thursday we arrested Ansari, so now only Patel is on the run. We are searching for him too,” said Gyawali.Lear More
SINGAPORE: Eight men were arrested for smuggling 3,490 cartons of contraband cigarettes into Singapore on a tugboat, said the Singapore Police Force on Thursday (Aug 13).
The men, Indonesian nationals aged between 24 and 53, were detained during an operation conducted by the Police Coast Guard and the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) at the Western Anchorage on Tuesday.
“During the enforcement operation targeting illegal activities in Singapore waters, a total of 3,490 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes were discovered inside the tugboat,” the police said in a news release.
The cigarettes were seized as case exhibits, the police said, adding that the duty evaded amounted to S$433,430 while the Goods and Services Tax (GST) was S$33,020.Lear More
Tirupati: Months of unemployment has forced many cab drivers into bootlegging in the district. With no income due to lockdown and restrictions, many travel vehicle drivers have turned to smuggling non-duty paid (NDP) liquor from Karnataka. Statistics of raids and seizures effected by Special Enforcement Bureau in the last few months reveal that 22 out of the 46 liquor smugglers caught in the act in the district were travel vehicle or cab drivers.
Huge difference in the price of liquor in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka means earning considerable profit to maintain their families in these hard times. According to sources, have turned to smuggling liquor from Karnataka as it is just across the border from Chittoor district. The AP government has increased the prices of cheap liquor abnormally, purportedly to wean away addicts from the booze as part of its ‘phased’ prohibition. While a quarter bottle of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) sells at Rs 180 in our state, it is around Rs 80 in the neighbouring states.Lear More
New Delhi: Realme smartphone accessories amounting to approximately Rs 20 lakh were seized by the local police during a raid on two shops in Delhi’s Gaffar Market on August 9, the Chinese smartphone maker said.
Over 3,800 counterfeit Realme products were seized during the raid after Realme raised a complaint with the local police. The confiscated goods include earphones, USB cables, power adapters, and batteries.
The local police arrested two accused during the raid and they were released on bail. Realme said that it plans to conduct more raids soon to combat counterfeit goods issue.Lear More
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency along with the Port of New Orleans announced Monday that they seized $83,000 worth of counterfeit designer products.
Officers seized counterfeit Louis Vuitton and Mac products on Thursday from an express consignment facility.
Officers found 75 Gucci and Hermes belts, as well as Louis Vuitton duffle bags, backpacks, wallets, and purses, and 10 Mac brush kits. All of the items were seized pursuant to 19 USC 1526e for bearing the counterfeit trademarks, according to a news release issued by U.S. Customs.
“Even through challenging times, our officers continue to protect consumers and jobs by intercepting and seizing fraudulent goods,” said CBP Port of New Orleans Director Terri Edwards. “It’s a shame that there are people out there using this time to traffic illegitimate merchandise, but we commend our officers for protecting American consumers from these fraudulent purchases.”Lear More
TORONTO — A Chinese woman was arrested after allegedly entering the United States illegally from Canada while carrying more than $38,000 in gold bars, according to border authorities.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement released Thursday that the woman was arrested with 14.25 ounces of gold bars in her possession, valued at over $38,000 (US$28,500). She also had more than $13,500 (US$10,000) in cash.
The 36-year-old woman was apprehended near the town of Amity, Maine on Tuesday, the agency said in the statement.
Officials said the woman admitted to being a Chinese national illegally present in the U.S. The woman told border authorities that she had been legally allowed into Canada as a student and illegally crossed the border to visit a friend in San Francisco, Calif.
Border officials from the Houlton Border Patrol Station determined the spot where the woman illegally crossed the Canada-U.S. border by matching footprints with her shoes, according to the statement.Lear More
4 stores in Geeta Mandir found selling these as original after pasting stickers.
Officials of the Prevention of Crime Branch (PCB) raided four shops in the mobile market at Geeta Mandir and seized a huge consignment of duplicate products of Apple brand worth around Rs 13.8 lakh.
The team was on patrol in Geeta Mandir area on Friday when they received a tip-off about sale of duplicate products of the brand at four mobile phone shops in the area. They went and raided the stores— Core Telecom, Parmeshwari Mobile Accessories, Shree Nagnechi Mobile Accessories and Bhavani Mobile Accessories.
They found that duplicate products being sold as original after pasting stickers of the brand. Subsequently, the store owners were booked under relevant sections of IPC and under the Copyright Act by Kagadapith police.Lear More
Rajasthan’s Sikar Udyog Nagar police officials on Thursday have nabbed a truck driver and his comrade involved in liquor smuggling. The truck driver has been identified as Sukhwinder Singh and his associate has been identified as Baljinder.
As per the reports, the Ayurvedic medicine, that was being sent from Sikar to Assam via a truck, was allegedly stolen by the truck driver and his associate. Both started smuggling liquor from Haryana to Gujarat and other places by filling liquor under Shankhpushpi, a traditional herbal Ayurvedic medicine.
Police head, Pawan Chaubey said that Ved Prakash Agarwal, a resident of Anand Nagar area of the city has a firm called ‘Avinash Sales’. His firm works to supply the raw material of Ayurvedic medicine. His firm had sent a consignment of Shankhapushpi worth Rs 4 lakh on June 14 via Agarwal Transport Company at Sirsa in Haryana to Balipara, Gaurimari, Sonipura(Assam) for Dabur India Company.
Sixty thousand rupees were already paid for its transportation from Sikar. On June 23, when the medicine did not reach Assam, Prakash approached the transport office, Chaubey added.Lear More