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Man held for smuggling gold worth Rs. 79 lakh at Delhi Airport

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NEW DELHI: A man was arrested at the Delhi airport for allegedly trying to smuggle into the country gold worth about Rs. 79 lakh, officials said. The 23-year-old man was intercepted by customs officials after his arrival from Riyadh earlier this week. “A detailed personal and baggage search of the passenger resulted in the recovery of 22 gold bars of ... Read More »

4 Apprehended at Chennai Airport While Trying to Smuggle in Gold Worth Rs 30 Lakh Concealed in Rectum

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Chennai: Four people have been apprehended at the Chennai International Airport for trying to smuggle into the country 929 grams of gold worth Rs 30 lakh concealed in their rectum, a customs department official said Sunday. Muthuraman Poominadhan(21), Sahul Hameed (42), Mujib Rahman (50), Kalandar Abbas (27), all Indian passport holders, were intercepted upon their arrival from Colombo on Saturday ... Read More »

Mob torches truck in J&K’s Kathua alleging cattle smuggling

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Tension prevailed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district after a mob set a truck on fire, alleging that it was being used to smuggle cattle and blocked the Jammu-Pathankot national highway, prompting the police to use mild lathi charge to disperse the crowd. According to the reports, the truck was moving in Hiranagar’s Ghagwal village in the wee hours, when ... Read More »

Indian ‘corpse smuggler’ arrested with 50 human skeletons in his luggage

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Indian police are investigating a skeleton smuggling gang after a man was caught with skulls and bones of 50 different people on a train. Government Railway Police arrested the suspected “corpse smuggler” at Chapra railway station in India’s eastern state of Bihar. The arrested man, identified as Sanjay Prasad, was carrying 16 human skulls and 34 skeletal remains in his ... Read More »

Sanath Jayasuriya charged with smuggling rotten betel nut to India

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Former Sri Lanka cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya and two other persons have been charged with smuggling rotten betel nut to India, a news report said. The directorate of revenue intelligence had seized betel nut worth millions of rupees in Nagpur following which Jayasuriya’s name came to light, as per a report in Dainik Bhaskar. Jayasuriya was also called to Mumbai for ... Read More »

Foreign Currency Worth Rs. 1 Crore Seized In Hyderabad, Three Arrested

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HYDERABAD: Three passengers were arrested from the international airport in Shamshabad, Hyderabad, today by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) personnel for allegedly attempting to smuggle $1,38,000 (approximately Rs. one crore). The DRI officials intercepted the passengers bound for Hong Kong by a Thai Airways flight, scheduled to depart at 1.30 am from Rajiv Gandhi International Airport. On examination of ... Read More »

Fake Indian currency smugglers find new routes along Border

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The design of high-value Indian currency notes has changed. However, what hasn’t changed is the vast network of smuggling FICN (Fake Indian Currency Note) in Kaliachak, Malda and adjoining areas. Kaliachak was, and remains the nerve centre of FICN smuggling in eastern India. Intelligence agencies are alarmed that FICN makers are copying ever-increasing number of security features in high-value fake ... Read More »

2 Women Arrested For Smuggling Gold Worth 42 Lakh At Delhi Airport: Cops

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NEW DELHI: Two Mumbai-bound women have been apprehended by the CISF at the IGI Airport in New Delhi on Tuesday for allegedly trying to smuggle eight small gold bars worth Rs. 42 lakh by concealing them in shoes, a senior official said. The incident took place early on Tuesday when a woman security personnel of the Central Industrial Security Force ... Read More »

DRI arrests two for smuggling lifestyle products

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AHMEDABAD: A consignment marked as ‘bamboo sticks for making agarbatti (incense sticks)’ at Mundra port had turned out to be lifestyle products smuggled in by a racket. It was busted by directorate of revenue intelligence (DRI), Ahmedabad. DRI arrested two persons – one from Gandhidham and another from Mumbai – for smuggling the goods worth Rs 20 crore. The duo ... Read More »

Woman caught by customs for smuggling gold in rectum at Delhi airport

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A 53-year-old woman has been arrested by customs officials for allegedly trying to smuggle 900 grams gold into the country in her rectum, according to an official statement issued. She was intercepted on her arrival from Bangkok. “Her personal search resulted in recovery of two pieces of gold, crudely given a cylindrical shape, from her rectum, total weighing 900 grams, ... Read More »

Gold smuggling on rise along India-Myanmar border: Report

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High import duties coupled with an increasing gap in gold prices between India and Myanmar have led to an upsurge in smuggling of the yellow metal across the international border, a report compiled by anti-smuggling unit of Imphal customs division has said. Manipur shares a 398-km-long porous international border with the neighbouring country. An official of the customs division feels ... Read More »

Sudanese women smuggling gold biscuits nabbed at Pune international airport

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The customs officers of Pune international airport intercepted four women passengers on their arrival by SpiceJet flight SG 52. Gold biscuits were recovered from the rectums of these four women passengers. A total of 2036.39 gram of 24 K gold biscuits valuing Rs 66,50,779 were recovered from them. Earlier such cases of gold smuggling involved men. This is the first ... Read More »

Cow smugglers open fire at cops in Alwar, 2 held

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ALWAR: In a yet another audacious attack, cow smugglers opened fire on the police, near the Jungle area of Khori under Tapu .. Tapukada police station area on Monday. In the sixth encounter in the past 45 days in the region, police managed to arrest the two smugglers and have also rescued 30 cows from their possession along long with ... Read More »

IMF retains India FY19 growth outlook at 7.3%

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New Delhi: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has retained its India growth forecast for the current year and marginally pared it for next fiscal, citing the drag from higher crude prices and tightening of the global financial situation. But it will remain the fastest-growing major economy, well ahead of China, it said. In its latest World Economic Outlook, the IMF ... Read More »

5 Men Arrested For Smuggling Gold Worth Rs. 57.5 Lakh At Delhi Airport

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NEW DELHI: Five Indian men were arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle in gold worth Rs. 57.5 lakh at Delhi airport, according to an official statement issued Tuesday. The accused persons were arrested in two separate incidents reported last week. Three men were intercepted after their arrival at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport from Sharjah. During examination of their ... Read More »

Air India SATS staffer among duo held by Customs for allegedly smuggling Gold Kada

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The customs department has arrested two men for allegedly trying to smuggle a gold Kada valued at Rs 17 lakhs through the Delhi airport. According to the official statement released by the Customs department. a passenger was intercepted by officials on his arrival from Bangkok on Friday. A detailed personal baggage search of the passenger and an airport staff resulted ... Read More »

Woman caught by customs for smuggling gold in rectum at Delhi airport

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A 53-year-old woman has been arrested by customs officials for allegedly trying to smuggle 900 grams gold into the country in her rectum, according to an official statement issued Tuesday. She was intercepted on her arrival from Bangkok on Monday. “Her personal search resulted in recovery of two pieces of gold, crudely given a cylindrical shape, from her rectum, total ... Read More »

New surveillance vessel in ICG Mandapam station to prevent illegal entry and smuggling

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In an effort to strengthen maritime security at Palk Strait, Gulf of Mannar and Adam’s Bridge, patrolling vessel Indian Coast Guard (ICG) Interceptor Boat C432 was moved from Karaikal base station to Mandapam station near Madurai-Rameshwaram. The patrolling vessel, manufactured by Larsen and Toubro at Kattupalli in north Chennai in July 2017, will monitor and prevent any smuggling activity including ... Read More »

Drug Smugglers, Who Swallowed 145 Cocaine Capsules Weighing 1.7 Kg, Held At Delhi Airport

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New Delhi: Customs officials arrested two foreign nationals at the Delhi airport for allegedly trying to smuggle 1.7kg cocaine worth Rs 10 crore into the country, authorities said. According to a statement issued by the customs department, the arrested duo swallowed about 145 capsules of cocaine, which were extracted at a city-based hospital. Hospital authorities took four days to extricate ... Read More »

More Drugs Smuggled From Inside Police Stations Than Outside, Says Supreme Court

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New Delhi: Courts are told that rats eat away drugs seized by the police when narcotics cases come up for hearing, said the Supreme Court on Thursday as it delved into issues relating to decongesting of police stations in Delhi. It also asked why impounded or seized vehicles, which continue to lie at the police stations, are not sold in ... Read More »