Passenger held with foreign currency worth Rs 41 lakh concealed in ‘lehenga’ buttons at IGI airport
The man was intercepted by the security personnel at the Terminal-3 of the Indira Gandhi International airport during security checks at about 4 am. The personnel on duty noticed suspicious images of the buttons, which were kept in the passenger’s bag, on the X-ray scanner monitor and decided to probe further, the officials said.
A Dubai-bound Indian passenger was apprehended by CISF personnel at the Delhi airport on Tuesday for allegedly smuggling Saudi Riyals worth Rs 41 lakh by concealing them in ‘lehenga’ buttons, officials said. The man was intercepted by the security personnel at the Terminal-3 of the Indira Gandhi International airport during security checks at about 4 am.
Fake Ecommerce Website Racket Busted, Two Arrested For Defrauding Users Of INR 60 Lakh
The Delhi Police has reportedly busted a pan-India racket that duped users of INR 60 Lakh through fake ecommerce websites.
According to IANS, the racket was busted in an operation conducted by the Intelligence Fusion & Strategic Operations (IFSO) wing of the Delhi Police.
Two people, Ravi Arora and Dinesh Sharma, were picked up in connection with the case after raids were conducted at multiple places in Himachal Pradesh and Delhi.
Eluru Police Destroy Illegal Liquor Worth Rs 1.29 Crore
Eluru district police and Special Enforcement Bureau (SEB) officials destroyed 61,235 liquor bottles worth around Rs 1. 29 crores on Tuesday. The liquor bottles were seized in connection with 1,482 cases registered in the last two years at 26 police stations in the district related to the illegal smuggling of liquor in Eluru. Police have also destroyed 8,270 litres of illicit liquor.
Under the supervision of District SP Rahul Dev Sharma, the police officials destroyed liquor bottles and buried illicit liquor in the ground. The bottles were crushed at Eluru Ashram Hospital near the Eluru Highway. SEB District in-charge Additional SP K. Chakraborty, SEB Superintendent Aruna Kumari, Eluru in-charge DSP Paideswara Rao, and inspectors, sub-inspectors, and district police personnel participated in the event.
2.5 kg gold seized at Chennai airport
Chennai Air Customs officials seized 2.52 kg of gold estimated at ₹1.14 crore at Chennai airport in a series of cases since August 18 and 420 g of gold from postal parcel at Foreign Post Office.
On August 21, Chennai Air Customs officials held four Sri Lankan nationals and on examination, they found these passengers had concealed 1.310 kg of gold in their rectum, according to a press release.
In another case, when the officials checked an aircraft (flight 6E- I 208), 284 g of gold was found hidden in the rear side inside cushion of the passenger seat.
Beware: Counterfeit clothes of luxury brands brazenly sold in Srinagar’s markets, malls
In a shocking revelation, a popular chain of multi-brand showroom in Srinagar is openly selling counterfeits of luxury fashion brands, passing off as originals on unbelievable discounts.
You know how the popular saying goes “if it’s too good to be true, there’s something wrong.” One might have come across such a situation at least once in a life. It could be finding those lovely pair of Jimmy Choo heels in a night market or getting your favourite phone in its original packaging with company seal and everything at half the price. What are the odds? Well, if you’re in Srinagar, the chances of getting a Hackett tee for one-tenth of the original price is not quite uncommon. Surprisingly, no one batted an eye, until someone did.
Fake currency with Rs 92.18 Cr face value seized in 2020-21, highest since 2017
National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) has revealed that fake currency with a face value of Rs 92.18 crore was seized in 2020.
This is 30.4% more than in 2017. Law enforcement authorities seized fake currency with a face value of Rs 28.10 crores in 2017
As per RBI, the value of counterfeit notes detected in the banking system has reduced from Rs 43.47 crores in 2016-17 to Rs 8.26 crores in 2021-22. In 2020, Rs 5.45 crores were detected by the RBI in the banking system.
332 grams of gold seized at MIA
The Customs sleuths on Wednesday, August 10, seized 332 grams of 24 carat gold worth ₹17.43 lakh from a male passenger at the Mangaluru International Airport.
In a communique, the Customs Mangaluru said that the gold was seized from the passenger hailing from Kasaragod in Kerala soon after he arrived at the airport by SpiceJet flight from Dubai. The gold in the form of paste was mixed with solid gum and concealed inside the sole portion of a pair of slippers worn by the passenger, the communique said.
Mercedes Expands Anti-Counterfeiting Measures After 1.8M Illegal Parts Seized In 2021
Car parts, especially those intended for premium vehicles, and specifically those made by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM), can be expensive. So it might be tempting to jump on a cheap part when you find one online. Mercedes is warning, though, that you might not want to.
The automaker reports that in 2021 alone, authorities seized more than 1.86 million counterfeit Mercedes-Benz products in more than 650 raids. That’s an increase of six percent over the previous year.
Spurious pills seized from Barwala factory
The Department of Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Haryana, unearthed a factory from where spurious medicine was being sold at Alipur village in Barwala here today.
According to information, officials of the department had received a tip-off that someone was selling fake products of a factory at Chandpur village in Una district of Himachal Pradesh.
Man smuggling out foreign currency held at Delhi airport
New Delhi: An Indian National travelling from Delhi to Dubai was nabbed at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) on Thursday, after he tried to smuggle out foreign currency worth ₹42.25 lakhs by concealing it in plastic thread rolls. The money was tied around the rolls, with black scotch tape used to conceal these notes, officials said.
As per the CISF, the incident occurred at around 11 am on Thursday, with surveillance and intelligence team of the CISF at Terminal-3 finding the activity of a passenger near row ‘K’ to be suspicious. The man was preparing to fly out to Dubai through a Star Alliance flight number IX-141, which was scheduled to depart at around 1:15 pm, officials said.