The insatiable demand for microchips amid a global supply crunch of semiconductors is perhaps behind the following smuggling capers in China that just happened to catch our eye.
In one case, on June 16, customs officials noticed the driver of a truck on the Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge was suspiciously shifty as his vehicle was searched. No dodgy goods were found in the truck itself, though after the driver was questioned and patted down, something felt odd about his body.Lear More
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The ongoing crackdown against the gold smuggling racket in the state seems to be have little effect as the customs department on Monday night seized 1.5 kg gold from a passenger, who had arrived from the UAE. The air intelligence wing of the Customs department seized the yellow metal from a Kottayam native, who had arrived from Sharjah on an Air India Express flight. The sources said the gold was hidden beneath the passenger’s seat. Sources said the compound weighed 1.9 kg out of which 1.5 kg was found to be gold.Lear More
CHANDIGARH: Haryana Police on Wednesday seized 7080 Indian Made Foreign Liquor bottles packed in 590 cartoons from two vehicles with Dak Parcel written on them in Sonipat district.
The liquor was being smuggled from Chandigarh to Uttar Pradesh. Two persons were also arrested in this connection.
Giving this information, police spokesperson informed that in the first case, a police team acting on a tip-off, impounded a container bearing Delhi registration number near Bhainswal village and seized 4,440 bottles (370 cartons) of IMFL.Lear More
Delhi officials foil yet another smuggling attempt as they discovered 90 iPhones — all iPhone 12 Pro — in boxes labeled as “garments.”
Due to import taxes, it is very expensive to import devices like Apple’s iPhone to India. Many people attempt to fool customs by smuggling the devices in through sketchy means.
It is unclear if anyone responsible for the attempted smuggling will be found or arrested. The iPhones were shipped from Dubai and declared to be garments, but the x-ray tech was able to catch the deception.Lear More
LAHORE: “Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation (I&I) has recovered Indian cosmetic goods worth Rs 322 million and its ancillary items”. Director I&I Syed Asad Raza Rizvi said this while addressing a press conference on Monday morning at the Directorate. He said the Directorate had received credible information that huge cache of cosmetic goods and its ancillary imported items are being smuggled across the city, evading huge amount of duty and taxes.
Accordingly, he said, the anti-smuggling squads pursued the vehicle loaded with contraband and smuggled imported goods and nabbed the vehicle near Bhati Chowk (Data Darbar) and recovered the smuggled goods from India.Lear More
Kochi: Air intelligence unit sleuths of air customs at Kannur International Airport Ltd seized 1.89kg gold valued at nearly Rs 1 crore from two abandoned packets on Saturday.
The gold valued at Rs 99,85,905 was found in two abandoned packets in compound form. “The gold compound was recovered after rummaging through the toilet waste of an Air India flight from Abu Dhabi via Kannur to Cochin. The gold was found and recovered as abandoned. The gold compound paste weighing 2,126 grams was found from toilet waste of the flight. Later, pure gold was extracted from it.Lear More
Customs officials at Mangaluru International Airport seized 430 gram of smuggled gold valued at ₹20.89 lakh from a passenger who arrived from Dubai on July 2.
The passenger, Moideen Munasir Padinhar Mohammed, hails from Puthur in Kasaragod district of Kerala. He had concealed the gold in powder form mixed with solid gum in his rectum. He arrived by Air India Express flight IX 248. A case was registered against him, according to a Customs press release.
The team, which intercepted the passenger based on intelligence inputs, comprised Deputy Commissioner Praveen Kandi, Superintendents Rakesh Kumar and Vikas Kumar, and others, according to the release.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), a huge quantity of foreign cigarettes were seized at Sangau in Mizoram on Friday, stated a release.
The operation was carried out by a joint team of Assam Rifles and Customs Preventive Force, Lunglei based on specific information.Lear More
Imphal, June 26 2021: Tengnoupal Battalion of IGAR (South) foiled cross border smuggling near Khudengthabi in Tengnoupal district on Saturday.
According to PRO IGAR (S), a search operation was launched based on specific input on cross border smuggling near Pineapple Farm area.
During the operation, the troops observed two vehicles plying on a jungle track. On seeing the troops, the drivers abandoned the vehicles and fled into the dense forest.Lear More
The officials arrested two passengers to whom the checked-in luggage belonged and another person involved in the smuggling attempt.
As many as 80 iPhones, worth over Rs 1 crore, were seized by Customs officials at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad on Thursday. The officials arrested two passengers to whom the checked-in luggage belonged and another person involved in the smuggling attempt.Lear More