Fake currency racket busted in Jujumura, 2 held
The Special Task Force (STF) of Odisha Crime Branch along with Sambalpur police busted a fake currency racket and seized counterfeit currencies of over Rs 15 lakh on Wednesday.
BARGARH: The Special Task Force (STF) of Odisha Crime Branch along with Sambalpur police busted a fake currency racket and seized counterfeit currencies of over Rs 15 lakh on Wednesday. Two persons were arrested in connection with printing and circulation of the counterfeit currency.The accused have been identified as Podar Prasad Sahu (28) of village Nua Adhapada (Jalipada) and Janmajaya Bagh (32) of Burda, both under Jujumura police limits in the district.
DRI Seizes Rs 3.4 Cr Worth Of Red Sanders From Sanand
The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on Tuesday said it had seized Red Sanders meant to be smuggled out of the country hidden in a godown in rural Ahmedabad.
Acting on intelligence, DRI recovered 4.229 metric tonnes of Red Sanders, whose estimated valued is Rs 3.4 crore in the international market, from a godown in Sanand.
The seizure comes in the case the DRI sleuths were investigating since May this year when they had seized 14.63 metric tonnes of Red Sanders in the last week of May 2022 from Mundra Port in Kutch.
A statement on Tuesday said that specific intelligence was developed and two godowns in Sanand industrial area of Ahmedabad were identified from where the earlier consignment of Red Sanders was stuffed in the export container by the conspirators.
Florida CEO charged in ‘massive scheme’ selling fake Cisco hardware imported from China to hospitals, schools, and government agencies
A Florida-based CEO was charged with selling $1 billion worth of counterfeit Cisco equipment imported from China, according to the Department of Justice.
The Justice Department announced in a release on Friday that they arrested 38-year-old Onur Aksoy for allegedly running multiple stores that sold fraudulent Cisco hardware. The DOJ alleged that Aksoy imported the fake equipment from China and resold them to included hospitals, schools, government agencies, and the military under the company name “Pro Network” to make it appear legitimate.
Doubt over ambergris seizure claims
Kochi: When it was reported that 30kg ambergris was seized from Thrissur last year it had sparked a flutter for it was for the first time that the illegal trade in the rare treasure found in whales’ bellies was reported from the state.
Though several such cases have cropped up since then lab tests have confirmed that many of these seized substances were fake forcing forest officials to take such claims with a pinch of salt.
In fact, the authorities have not been able to confirm the authenticity of the so-called ambergris seized in any of the five cases recorded in the state so far. Forest officials figure that what is mostly going by the name of ambergris trade may be just a ploy to make some quick bucks with fake products.
Celebrity designer accused of smuggling crocodile handbags
Investigators say Nancy Gonzalez smuggled hundreds of handbags by paying passengers to carry them in their personal luggage on flights to the United States and instructed them to say the items were gifts for their relatives
A leading fashion designer whose accessories were used by celebrities and characters in the “Sex and the City” TV series, was arrested in her hometown of Cali, Colombia, and faces extradition to the United States on charges of smuggling crocodile handbags, Colombian prosecutors said Friday.
Man sold fake Cisco devices worth $1 billion, ran 19 companies to list products on Amazon, eBay
A man who controlled 19 businesses, at least 15 Amazon stores, 10 eBay storefronts, and numerous other entities that marketed fake Cisco networking products worth $1 billion.
New Delhi: A man who controlled 19 businesses, at least 15 Amazon stores, 10 eBay storefronts, and numerous other entities that marketed fake Cisco networking products worth $1 billion has been charged by a US court. Onur Aksoy, aka Ron Aksoy, aka Dave Durden, 38, of Miami, was accused by a federal grand jury in the District of New Jersey of orchestrating a vast enterprise over several years to traffic in fake and counterfeit Cisco networking equipment with an estimated retail value of over $1 billion, according to a report by IANS.
Fake cosmetics worth Rs 2 lakh seized from Burrabazar shop
Products bearing fake label of a reputable cosmetic company were seized from a shop in Burrabazar in northwest Kolkata on Friday.
Officers of the enforcement branch of Kolkata police said the raid was conducted on the basis of a specific input. The officers seized alleged counterfeit eyeliners, compacts, lipsticks, mascara, face powder and kajal from the shop. Police said the worth of the seized products was around Rs 2 lakh.
There are several shops in central and northwest Kolkata that sell different goods, including cosmetics, at a lower price claiming that they were selling them at a wholesale rate. However, the police said, many of the products could be fake.
PNP seizes P6.7 million worth of smuggled cigarettes in Zamboanga City
Authorities seized smuggled cigarettes worth around P6.37 million during an operation in Zamboanga City on Wednesday, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said on Thursday.
In a statement, the PNP said operatives intercepted a white Isuzu Elf loaded with 182 cases of New Orleans.
Authorities arrested the truck driver, but his two companions were able to escape. The driver was injured after jumping off the truck when he attempted to flee, according to the PNP.
Fake notes worth over Rs 14 lakh seized, 2 held in Odisha’s Bargarh district
Bargarh: Police seized counterfeit currency notes worth over Rs 14 lakh from two persons in Barpali of Bargarh district in Odisha and arrested them in this connection on Thursday.
The accused persons were identified as 53 years old Pattu Yadav, originally from Parwari village under Khesrah Police limits in Gorakhpur district of Uttar Pradesh at present residing at Sikirdi in Katapalli area under Burla Police limits in Sambalpur district and Balaram Meher of Mahatompada under Barpali Police station in Baragarh district.
On the basis of reliable information, STF with the help of Baragarh District Police detected a case of illegal business of Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) today in Barapali of Baragarh district, as a result of which two accused persons were apprehended. One of the including one interstate criminal were apprehended.
Dubai passenger caught smuggling in gold worth ₹39 lakh at Chandigarh airport
Vrindaba Gohil, commissioner of customs, Ludhiana, said the woman was wearing the gold bangles on her upper arms and had hidden them under her shirt sleeves
The two 24-carat gold bangles, weighed 770 gm in all. The passenger was wearing them on her upper arms, hidden under shirt sleeves. (HT Photo)
Customs officers on Sunday caught a female passenger with 770 gm gold worth ₹39.90 lakh that was being illegally smuggled at the Chandigarh International Airport in the form of bangles.