6.5 kg of gold seized at Chennai airport
Chennai Air Customs seized 6.5 kg gold and electronic goods worth Rs. 3.09 crores at Chennai airport in different incidents.
Two passengers identified as Mohammed Ibrahim and Sathik Ali who came from Dubai on August 3 and August 4 respectively were held by the officials on suspicion. They had concealed gold in the form of paste and two gold chains in their pant pockets, according to a press release. The officials recovered 2.9 kg of gold worth Rs. 1.38 crore, electronic goods and cigarettes worth Rs. 8.75 lakhs.
Vijayawada Customs Commissionerate seizes 26 lakh smuggled foreign cigarettes
VIJAYAWADA: As many as 42.72 lakh foreign and illegally made Indian cigarettes valued at about `3.45 crore were seized at Kesarapalli on Vijayawada – Visakhapatnam national highway early on Wednesday, officials of the Vijayawada Customs Commissionerate (Preventative) said. The sleuths intercepted a truck based on a tip-off on the highway and detained the driver after he failed to produce relevant documents, an official release from the Principal Commissioner said.
Andhra Pradesh: Foreign and illegal Indian cigarettes worth ₹3.45 crore seized
Officers of the Commissioner of Customs (Preventive Commissionerate) have seized huge quantity of foreign cigarettes and illegal Indian-made cigarettes, all valued at about ₹3.45 crore.
On a tip-off, the officers tracked a container at Kesarapalli village on the Vijayawada-Visakhapatnam National Highway on Wednesday.
Upon checking, the officers found that the container was loaded with 156 sacks containing the smuggled cigarettes. The vehicle was coming from Patna to Vijayawada.
Four nabbed for smuggling liquor
Ludhiana: The police have arrested three persons for smuggling liquor from different places in the city on Sunday and have made recovery of huge quantity of countrymade and foreign liquor. Kamlesh Kumar of Ramgarh was nabbed from near the Ramgarh T-point on Ludhiana-Chandigarh Road and 58 cases (696 bottles) of countrymade liquor were seized from him.
One of his accomplices, Om Parkash, a resident of New Sarpanch Colony, was absconding. Rajesh Kumar of Gobind Nagar, Shimplapuri, was arrested from Tedhi Road, Shimlapuri, and 27 bottles of countrymade liquor were seized from him. Jagmohan Singh, a resident of Janta Nagar, was arrested from Janta Nagar with 12 bottles of Fine whisky. In another successful catch, the police stopped a Maruti Swift Dzire car (bearing registration no. PB 91H 9816) at the Tibba Colony cut. Search of the car led to the seizure of 12 bottles of Imperial Blue whisky, 96 pints of countrymade liquor and 24 bottles of 555 whisky. The police have arrested the occupant of the car, Bikramjit Singh, alias Vicky, of Ramgarh. All accused have been booked under the Excise Act.
Punjab: Excise dept team seizes 20 boxes of illicit liquor from 2 cars, 2 held
A spokesperson from the excise department said that they received a tip-off post which a check post was set up at Bharat Nagar Chowk.
The spokesperson said that preliminary investigations has revealed that the accused were smuggling expensive whiskey into Punjab and a probe was on to figure the source from where they purchased the liquor. (Representational)
A team of Ludhiana Excise Department on Thursday arrested two men and seized around 20 boxes of illicit liquor of premium brands that had been stowed in two cars at Bharat Nagar Chowk.
Andhra Pradesh: SEB, police destroy liquor worth about ₹2 crore
60,000 liquor bottles were destroyed in the operation, says SEB officials.
Officials of the Special Enforcement Bureau (SEB) and the NTR District Police destroyed illegal and Non-Duty Paid Liquor (NDPL) worth ₹2 crore that was seized by the police, on Tuesday.
The liquor was seized in different cases under various police stations limits in NTR District Police Commissionerate, said Police Commissioner Kanthi Rana Tata.
Nepal: Police seize two kg Uranium before smugglers take it to India, 15 arrested
Earlier this month, Nepal Police confiscated two kilos of uranium in Biratnagar near the Nepal-India border which were being smuggled into India. In addition, 15 persons were arrested in this case. While carrying illicit commodities, the traffickers attempted to smuggle the extremely radioactive substance into foreign countries via India. While the incident happened on July 1 and July 3, the news of the arrests and recovery of the Uranium has appeared in media now only.
According to a report by Jagran, the smugglers had planned to cross the border into India via Jogbani, a border town in Bihar’s Araria district. However, the Nepal police thwarted their strategy. The massive collection of radioactive material has sounded the alarm for Indian security officials.
Rajasthan Police seize fake currency of more than Rs 1 crore, 6 arrested
Rajasthan Police in Bikaner seized fake currency whose value is more than Rs 1 crore and arrested six people in connection with the matter.
The Rajasthan Police in Bikaner carried out raids in 23 places and seized counterfeit notes worth more than Rs 1 crore. The police also arrested six people who allegedly belonged to a gang dealing in counterfeit currency.
Police seize smuggled cigarettes
KATHMANDU, JULY 21: A large quantity of foreign cigarettes was seized at the dry port of Birgunj in a container coming from Dubai via India. More than 5.8 million cigarettes of the Gudang Garam and Mond Variance brands were found in the container which was supposed to contain Moong Dal. Gudang Garam cigarettes are widely available in the market, but this is the first time when the police have seized such cigarettes being smuggled into the country through the customs.
After the tax on cigarettes was increased in Nepal by two to four times in the last five years, cigarettes have become expensive and it is more profitable to smuggle them into the country.
Assam Police busts fake gold, currency printing gang; 5 held
Biswanath (Assam) [India], July 16 (ANI): Assam Police on Friday busted a gang of fake gold and fake currency notes in the Biswanath district of the state and arrested five people of the gang, it informed on Saturday.
The arrested persons have been identified as Amir Ali, Atikul Islam, Mafizuddin Ahmed, Saiful Islam, and Habibur Rahman and also recovered fake Indian currency notes, live ammunition, and a fake currency notes-making machine, one four-wheeler vehicle, and two motorbikes.