Chennai Air Customs department seized foreign currencies worth Rs 1.04 crore from six Dubai-bound persons while one of them was arrested. The six passengers — Mansoor Ali Khan, Yakalik, Thameem Ansari, MohamadHussain, Yousuf and Abdul Rahman — were intercepted after they had cleared immigration and were proceeding towards the security hold area, said Commissioner of Customs, Chennai International Airport, on Saturday. On searching their backpacks, several power banks were found hidden. On breaking open the power banks, various foreign currency notes valued at Rs 1.04 crore were found concealed inside and were seized. One person Ansari was arrested as the seizure value from him crossed Rs 20 lakh, the Customs department said.Lear More
MUMBAI: The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) recovered 18,00,000 sticks of Gudang Garam cigarettes concealed in an imported container that arrived from Dubai on January 7.
The consignment of cigarettes was seized.
According to officials, the value of seized cigarettes is estimated to be around Rs 3.24 crore. During a probe, the investigators stated that like previous such consignments of cigarettes caught by DRI Mumbai, this consignment was also imported in the name of a poor person whose KYC documents had been misused to fraudulently obtain Import Export Code from DGFT.
“They stated that the smuggling of cigarettes is a very serious offence as not only the Government loses huge revenue, taxes being more than 100% on these sin goods, but also the smuggled cigarettes do not carry the mandatory statutory warning on the packets,” officials added.Lear More
NEW DELHI: Police have busted a racket of smuggling scotch and expensive liquor from low-taxed states to high-taxed states. A bus was hired for the purpose. Cops seized whisky worth Rs 1.5 lakh.
Anto Alphonse, DCP, north, said, “On January 5, constables Kapil and Shrikant were on patrolling duty. They went to Gokhle Market in Tis Hazari where Shyam Soni, manager of a travel company, was loading parcels in a bus. The cops asked Soni about the contents of the parcels, but he could not give any satisfactory answer.
The officers then opened the parcels and liquor bottles were found inside. The whisky was being smuggled to Madhya Pradesh as there is very high excise duty on liquor in the state as compared to Delhi and Haryana.”Lear More
VADODARA: The local crime branch of Vadodara rural police arrested four persons with fake currency notes with the face value of Rs 22 lakh on Wednesday.
The four accused were handed over to Narmada police on Thursday as they had conned a person in Rajpipla by promising to double the money through ‘tantric’ rituals. Police said that they had nabbed the four accused identified as Shivu Makwana, Rajesh Makwana, Ibrahim Makwana and Vijaysinh Mahida from Ankhi bus stand near Por.
Cops had received information about the four accused being involved in some suspicious activities.
When their car was checked, police found wads of notes of Rs 2,000, Rs 500 and Rs 100 denomination. However, the currency notes with face value of Rs 22 lakh turned out to be fake. Original notes of Rs 2.6 lakh value were also found on them.
When questioned, the four accused told police that they cheat people by promising to double their money through tantric rituals. “They had conned a person in Rajpipla on Wednesday. When the victim realized that he was cheated, he lodged a complaint at Rajpipla police station,” said LCB inspector D B Vala.Lear More
Pune City Police has seized gutkha and raw material worth Rs 15 crore during raids at a company in Silvasa in Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
Police said the raids were conducted following leads obtained during the investigation into the recent crackdown on illegal gutkha sales in the city.
Police said that prove also revealed that financial transaction for this illegal gutkha business was being done through a hawala racket.
On November 17 last year, the Pune City Police had conducted a series of actions against gutkha sale in the city. In a case registered at Chandan Nagar police station, police initially arrested five persons identified as Suresh Agarwal, Akshay Agarwal, Akash Agarwal, Pravin Wahul and Niraj Snighal and seized from them gutkha and other items worth Rs 7.5 lakh.Lear More
Shillong: The lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic led to a reduction in cross-border smuggling but rose once the lockdown was relaxed, said Inspector General of the Border Security Force, Meghalaya Frontier, Hardeep Singh on Friday.
In a press conference held at BSF HQ in Shillong, Singh informed that in 2020, the BSF apprehended 171 trans-border criminals. Also, 16 illegal entrants were nabbed in the border area by the BSF.
Out of this 171, 167 were smugglers from India and 4 from Bangladesh. While illegal entrants nabbed, four were Indian, nine Bangladeshis and three Nigerians.
Reacting to the arrest of Nigerians, a senior police official told EastMojo on the condition of anonymity, “Bangladesh provides a good market for narcotics. When there is a demand for drugs in India, they cross the border. Sometimes it is for delivering drugs, and on other occasions, it is to collect drug money.”Lear More
Kishanganj (Bihar) [India], January 8 (ANI): A total number of 10 persons were arrested as seven vehicles laden with over 11,000 litres of illegal liquor were seized during a drive in Kishanganj district on Thursday.
On the basis of information by a police officer, a Special Investigation Team was formed under the leadership of the Sub-Divisional Police Officer against alcohol consumption.
An investigation is underway.
In 2016, chief minister Nitish Kumar banned alcohol consumption in Bihar making it a dry state.Lear More
A police team of the anti-smuggling cell, led by Inspector Yash Pal Sharma, struck a big haul of smuggled liquor with the recovery of 64 boxes (containing 12 bottles each) of smuggled liquor in a raid conducted at Rajiv Gandhi Colony under the Focal Point police station here today.
A Tata Canter vehicle was impounded and a person, Nand Lal, a resident of Bela Tajowal, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, was nabbed with the contraband during the raid.
Commissioner of Police (CP) Rakesh Agrawal said it was under the drive to curb illegal distillation, sale and inter-state smuggling of liquor that the anti-smuggling cell had received a tip-off regarding the gang of liquor smugglers.
He said the police seized 22 boxes of 111 Ace Whisky, 28 boxes of 777 Oak Whisky and 14 boxes of Sikkim Special Whisky from the spot.Lear More
POLICEMEN, backed by Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (MDRRMC) personnel, seized a shipment of smuggled cigarettes following a brief chase in Zamboanga del Sur, an official said Monday, January 4.
Police Captain Edwin Duco, Police Regional Office-Zamboanga Peninsula information officer, said the shipment was seized around 5 p.m. Sunday on Rizal Street in San Pedro Village, Dumingag, Zamboanga del Sur.
Duco said the policemen and MDRRMC personnel were manning a checkpoint in Purok Talisay, Lower Landing village, Dumingag, when a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) driven by Romer Beron, 42, disregarded the checkpoint and sped off, prompting them to chase the SUV.
Duco said the SUV was found loaded with 10 master cases of smuggled cigarettes when Berong voluntarily opened the window of the SUV when he was cornered in San Pedro village. The estimated value of the confiscated smuggled cigarettes was placed at P75,000.Lear More
A team of the Central Goods and Services Tax (GST) Delhi West Commissionerate busted an illegal manufacturing unit of gutka, pan masala, and other tobacco products in Delhi, seizing goods worth Rs 4 crores. The officials estimated a total GST evasion of more than Rs 830 crores.
The information about the same was shared in a press release on January 2, detailing the materials and products seized from the site.
“On basis of the search at the premise of manufacture, it was found that illegal manufacturing of gutkha/pan masala/tobacco product was going on, evidenced by a godown, machines, raw materials and manufactured products at the premises,” the press release said.Lear More