The Border Security Force (BSF) seized silver ornaments from a bike while it was being smuggled to Bangladesh in West Bengal’s Kaijuri, BSF South Bengal said. According to the force, the incident occurred on August 6 when ornaments worth Rs 9,60,720 were seized while they were being smuggled on a bike.
A smuggler on a motorbike was approaching the border on Thursday night when BSF troops chased the bikes and stopped it. The smuggler then left the bike and fled. The troops opened the toolbox and found 13 kg of silver jewelery. The bike was also confiscated while the border guards are trying to find out the identity of the motorbike with the number plate.Lear More
Customs and marine police officers have cracked a smuggling case in north Lantau, seizing HK$18 million worth of luxury products, including dried seafood, wine, designer clothes, cosmetic products and cigars.
Danny Cheung Kwok-yin, divisional commander of the customs and excise department’s marine investigation, said travel curbs for mainlanders gave smugglers extra incentive to step up their runs at this time.
“It is believed some individuals took the orders of mainland customers online and then smuggled in the goods,” he said.
Nine local men were arrested in the operation involving officers from customs’ marine enforcement and the marine police’s regional task force, small boat division and west division on Monday.
Ip Hau-foon, senior inspector of the marine police’s regional task force, said the arrests were made when the nine were unloading goods from a lorry onto a speedboat near the airport.
Officers first spotted the speedboat in the waters off the southeast of the airport at 9pm on Monday, which later sped toward the rocky shore near the Sham Shui Kok Chlorine Unloading Area.Lear More
In three instances of Gold smuggling at the Chennai International Airport since the nationwide lockdown was imposed in March, Air Customs officials have seized a total of 2.21 Kg gold under Customs Act 1962. The yellow metal was smuggled in by passengers who had entered via relief flights operated from the West-Asian nations.
On Tuesday night, Kasimani Kolanji, (22) and Murugan Chandran,(38) of Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu arrived from Dubai by Air India Express Airlines Flight No. IX-1644. They were intercepted by Air Intelligence Unit officers at exit on suspicion of carrying gold. On their personal search, four polythene pouches(two each) containing gold paste were found concealed inside the waistline/belt portion of their jeans. On extraction by heat treatment, 731 grams of gold of 24K purity valued at Rs. 34.5 lakhs was recovered and seized.
On Tuesday morning, Khaleel Ahamed, 24, who arrived from Dubai by Air India express flight IX-1644 was intercepted at exit. On frisking, a packet of gold paste was found to be concealed in his innerwear. On extraction 280 grams of gold valued at Rs.15.60 lakhs was recovered and seized.Lear More
Kolkata Police has seized 1,400 litres of fake hand sanitizer from a godown in the city. The Enforcement Branch (EB), along with the Anti-Rowdy Squad (ARS) of the Kolkata Police, raided two locations in central Kolkata on Thursday and recovered the spurious sanitizers.
Acting on a tip-off about the manufacture and sale of spurious sanitiser in Ezra Street locality under Hare Street police station limits, sleuths of the city police conducted a raid in the area and seized 1,400 litres of such sanitiser from two shops. Several plastic containers with fake sanitizer stored in them were recovered.
The EB has been on the lookout for fake sanitizers in the market, given the huge demand due to the coronavirus outbreak. Police have arrested two persons, Rajib Punjabi (43) and Jiauddin Basha (43) who allegedly ran the factory without valid documents.
“There was no label or manufacturing certificate on the product. Also, they could not produce valid documents of the products thus prepared to mix different chemicals injurious to human life,” said a top police officer.Lear More
Eluru: West Godavari police arrested 15 persons and seized 2622 liquor bottles, which were smuggled from Sattupalli of Khammam district into West Godavari district. According to information Tadikalapudi SI Venkanna and other police on a tip off raided Jilakaragudem village and noticed 1603 liquor bottles hid in the gardens.
The police seized auto rikshaw, Ashok Leyland truck, car, two-wheeler and 2622 liquor bottles. The police got information that the main accused Vangara Saidattu in association with others had been smuggling liquor from Telangana into West Godavari district. The main accused hails from Chinnampeta area of Sattupalli.Lear More
In a major drive against the smuggling of Agarrbattis from Vietnam, Customs officers on Wednesday arrested Bharat H. Shah and his son, Shri Ronik Shah at Chennai after seizing 161.94 MT of Agarbattis and 68.36 MT of Agarbatti Powder which was found concealed in containers imported by M/s. Indian Agarbatti Manufacturers, Bangalore.
This is one of the biggest seizures of restricted items in recent times at the port.
The importer had declared to the customs that these containers contained Joss powder and Premix powder for making incense sticks. Joss powder is normally chargeable to 15 percent customs duty but the duty is ‘Nil’ under the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with ASEAN which includes Vietnam.
The importer was thus trying to take advantage of the FTA as well as use the items covered thereunder to conceal and smuggle restricted Agarbattis; Agarbattis are placed in the restricted category since August last year and cannot be imported without a license.
Acting on solid input that some unscrupulous importers were clandestinely smuggling Agarbattis from Vietnam after the item was restricted for import, the Customs used data analytics to identify the suspect importer, M/s. Indian Agarbatti Manufacturers. Thereafter, a tight watch was kept on its six imported containers that had landed at the Chennai port.Lear More
Indore: Four traders of Ranipura Market were nabbed selling fake cosmetic products with label of a renowned company, on Wednesday. When nabbed, the accused were cheating customers by selling them the fake products.
According to DIG Harinarayanachari Mishra, a team of Central Kotwali police station arrested four shopkeepers and seized fake cosmetics worth Rs 4.66 lakh. On July 28, Gaurav Srivastava, an officer from a renowned company, had lodged a complaint that some traders of Ranipura Market were selling fake products of Hindustan Unilever and Procter & Gamble company. On the complaint, the police team led by Central Kotwali police station in charge BD Tripathi raided few shops and godown and seized fake products.
The police have arrested trader Shankarlal Jagwani from Muskan Beauty Parlor Centre, Sachchanand Demla of BS Traders on Chhogalal Ustag Marg, Ekansh Pondas from Shivswaroop Enterprises and one more trader.Lear More
Police on Tuesday said they had busted a gang involved in printing counterfeit currency notes in Chhattisgarh by arresting five men and seizing fake currency amounting to Rs 21 lakh before it was delivered to a Raipur businessman.
The arrested men were identified as Kalaram (29) alias Ramdas Jaitpur, Munnalal (50), Durga Kurrey (52), Resham (24) and Bhupendra Jangde (26). All reside in district Balodabazar, which adjoins Mahasamund, the police said.
Briefing the media, Superintendent of Police Prafull Thakur said the mastermind, Kalaram, and Munnalal were arrested in a raid near Belsonda Gate close to Nadi Mod in Mahasamund district.
Seized from them were fake currency notes of Rs 13 lakh.
The others were arrested from Balodabazar district with the rest of the counterfeit currency, the officer added.
The police also recovered a computer, a printer machine, ink, paper used in printing of notes, a cutter, a pen drive and a motorbike.
Fake Rolex Watches, Louboutins, Versace Sunglasses Among $1.8M in Phony Designer Products Seized At LAX
U.S Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at LAX seized
More than 3,500 counterfeit high-fashion products arriving via express air cargo from Hong Kong were seized at LAX, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Officers found the goods — 3,524 items — while doing an enforcement exam on a shipment of 99 boxes that weighed 3,827 pounds arriving on June 25. The shipment was falsely manifested as “Ladies Tops Storage Bag Empty” and was a clear attempt to circumvent U.S. law, the agency said.
n total, the products would have an estimated retail price of $1.8 million. The fake merchandise included YSL, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Versace, Gucci, Fendi, Nike, Under Armor, Adidas, Cartier, Rolex, Dior, Pandora, Casio, Michael Kors, Tiffany & Co., Burberry and Christian Louboutin.
In the same shipment, CBP officers discovered and seized 2,160 pills of Sildenafil, used to treat erectile dysfunction, and 4,500 pills of Ranitidine Hydrochloride, used for stomach problems.Lear More
The Delhi Customs at Indira Gandhi International Airpor, has booked a case of smuggling of foreign cigarettes (“3700 Dandas”) without pictorial warning imprinted on them on 23 July, 2020 by 13 Indian passengers stranded in Dubai due to Covid-19. The passengers were travelling from Dubai to Delhi via Flight No. EK-510 and arrived at 09:05 am on 23.07.2020 at T-3, Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi. These 13 Indian passengers were intercepted after they had crossed the Green Channel.
The said recovered cigarettes have been seized under Section 110 of Customs Act, 1962. The collective value of the seized goods is ₹66,60,000, Ministry of Finance said in a release on Friday.
The 13 Indian passengers have been placed under arrest in terms of Section 104 of the Customs Act, 1962. Further investigations are under progress.Lear More