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Customs, rice farmers sign MoU to stop rice smuggling

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ABUJA: The Nigeria Customs Service and the Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to stop rice smuggling through land border into the country. Alhaji Aminu Goronyo, President Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN), disclosed this yesterday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. He said even though the ... Read More »

Customs, Excise annually impounds goods worth N$30m

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WASHINGTON: The Department of Customs and Excise within the Ministry of Finance says on average it impounds about N$30 million worth of prohibited goods every year at the country’s entry points. The impounded goods vary in size, consignment and value and include products, such as skin lightening creams, counterfeit cigarettes, counterfeit CDs and DVDs, pirated branded T-shirts, second-hand clothes and ... Read More »

Customs, PNP, NBI, BIR, must now inform mayor first about anticrime action in Manila

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MANILA: The local government explained that such a measure was necessary to deter “fake law enforcement agents” or those with spurious missions from victimizing Manila residents. “[F]ailure on the part of the law enforcement authorities to coordinate with the city government, the local police and/or barangay officials, the latter may refuse to honor the service of the search warrant, warrant ... Read More »

Turkish customs minister confirms connection between Zarrab and Zanjani

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ANKARA: Customs and Trade Minister Cenap Aşçı, responding to an official inquiry, confirmed a report detailing gold imports and exports involving companies linked to Iranian businessman Reza Zarrab from 2011 and 2013. The report, authored by Customs and Trade Ministry’s chief inspector Mehmet Eryılmaz, was submitted to Parliament by Republican People’s Party (CHP) Parliamentary Group Deputy Chairman Levent Gök and ... Read More »

French Customs seizes un-exportable Picasso’s art work worth €25m heading for Switzerland

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BERLIN: A painting by Pablo Picasso estimated at more than €25 million (CHF26.5 million) and considered “unexportable” by the Spanish authorities has been seized by French customs officials on a boat moored in the French island of Corsica. “An attempt to export to Switzerland a picture by Picasso, Head of a Young Woman, through the customs office of Bastia [a ... Read More »

Swiss Customs data shows a decrease in exports, imports in H1

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HELSINKI: The Swiss Federal Customs Administration announced on Tuesday that Swiss exports and imports, totalling over 100.1 billion CHF (104.3 billion U.S. dollars) and 82 billion CHF respectively, registered a decline during this year’s first six months. Relative to 2014 figures, Swiss authorities indicated that exports dropped by 2.6 percent and that imports to the confederation recorded a 7.4 percent ... Read More »

Jordanian Customs foils an attempt to smuggle 250,000 narcotic pills

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AMMAN: The Anti-Narcotics Department (AND) has foiled an attempt to smuggle 250,000 narcotic pills hidden in carton plates, and police arrested the main suspect, the Public Security Department’s (PSD) media centre said Tuesday. AND personnel received a tip that the suspect had prepared a large quantity of narcotic pills to smuggle outside the country. A special AND team was tasked ... Read More »

Saudi Customs confirms Levies SR 27.9b fiscal year 2014

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RIYADH:The Saudi Customs confirmed it levied in the last fiscal year 2014 an amount of SR (27.9) billion of which SR (3.4) billion incurred by the State as part of the support for some of the goods imported into the Kingdom, pointing to the increase in the proportion of customs revenues for fiscal year 2013 by about (12.20%). This came ... Read More »

Newzealand’s Customs seizes $250m worth of methamphetamine in H1

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WELLINGTON: New Zealand Customs said that nearly $250 million worth of the class A drug and its precursors have been seized by the agency in the last six months – the highest levels on record. Customs said 1660 drug seizures have been made this year, worth $246 million.Customs said 1660 drug seizures have been mad e this year, worth $246 ... Read More »

Spanish Customs seizes 950Kgs of hashish nabs 2 smugglers

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MADRID: The Customs Police have detained two people and confiscated 950 kilos of hash during an anti-drugs operation Two detained with 950 kilos of hashish in La Línea de la Concepción CádizLa Línea de la Concepción (Cádiz, Andalucía). The arrests were made after several people were caught unloading the drugs from an inflatable motorised dinghy on a beach in the ... Read More »

Spanish Customs nabs 19 illegal immigrants

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MADRID: Spanish customs arrested 19 illegal immigrants on Thursday morning the Marine Rescue Services were again called out to rescue 11 people who were attempting to cross the Straits of Gibraltar in a tiny inflatable which overturned. 2 were airlifted by the Helimar 211 and the remaining 9 people were brought in by the Salvamar Alkaid. After a tip-off call was ... Read More »

Spanish Customs nabs 19 illegal immigrants

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MADRID: Spanish customs arrested 19 illegal immigrants on Thursday morning the Marine Rescue Services were again called out to rescue 11 people who were attempting to cross the Straits of Gibraltar in a tiny inflatable which overturned. 2 were airlifted by the Helimar 211 and the remaining 9 people were brought in by the Salvamar Alkaid. After a tip-off call was ... Read More »

Spanish Customs seizes 15 tons of hashish at coast of Malaga

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MADRID: A merchant ship named “Just Reema”, flying the flag of the Democratic Republic of Congo, was intercepted 15 tons of hashish seized off the coast of Málagaby the Guardia Civil and the Spanish customs authorities 45 miles off the coast of Málaga on Wednesday and the nine crew were arrested after 15.7 tons of hashish resin was found on ... Read More »

Jordanian Customs foil attempt to smuggle 17,320 Captagon pills

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AMMAN: Jordan Customs Department (JCD) officers at Al Modawara border crossing Monday thwarted a bid to smuggle 17,320 of the pharmaceutical drug Captagon. JCD said in a statement that the drugs were stashed in a water storage container aboard a passenger bus on the border. The department handed the contraband to the concerned authorities at Al Modawara border crossing for ... Read More »

Jordanian customs seize 75 cartons of fireworks, 209 cartons cigarettes

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AMMAN: Officers of the Aqaba Customs Centre Sunday foiled an attempt to smuggle in a large amount of fireworks in a stepped up crackdown on dangerous goods, and also seized other contraband, according to the Jordan Customs Department. In a statement, the department said about 975 cartons of fire crackers were found concealed in a container that was declared as ... Read More »

Customs seizes 1,752 cigarette cartons, 31 tons of illegal coffee

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AMMAN: A bid to smuggle 1,752 cartons of cigarettes was foiled in the governorate of Aqaba, the Jordan Customs Department (JCD) said Monday. The JCD said the cartons were concealed in a container that had a bill of entry as industrial raw material. The JCD also foiled an attempt to smuggle 475 cartons of illegal firecrackers that were stashed in ... Read More »

Jordan Customs promotes revise Golden List programme

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AMMAN: Jordan Customs announced in a press statement on Wednesday that it  held the second of two Public-Private Dialogue Forums with Jordanian businesses to create awareness of its revised Golden List programme. “The Golden List,  a trade facilitation programme, gives preferred operator status to companies that demonstrate low risk and a strong compliance history with customs requirements,” the statement said. ... Read More »

Spanish Customs siezes 360Kgs hashish from a stolen car in Algeciras

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MADRID: Officers of the Customs police have seized 360 kilos of hashish in Algeciras in the province of Cádiz from a car 360 kilos of hashish seized from stolen car in Algeciraswhich is believed to have been stolen from Manilva in Málaga. The swoop followed the detection of a boat which landed on Sunday in the Tonelero area of La ... Read More »

Spanish Customs seizes 5 tons of hashish in Campo de Gibraltar

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MADRID: Spanish Customs police stated that a Large quantities of hashish were shipped to a private jetty on the River Guadarranque 29 smugglers have been arrested in connection with the seizure by the Policía Nacional and the Spanish customs authorities of 4.7 tons of hashish in the Campo de Gibraltar in the province of Cádiz as operation ALMINA draws to ... Read More »

Spanish Customs intercepts 19 illegal immigrants

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MADRID: The steady flow of would-be illegal immigrants attempting to cross from Morocco into Spanish territory continues, with a total of 19 being reported in three separate incidents on Wednesday. Eleven of them were rescued from the Straits of Gibraltar during the morning after the small boat in which they were travelling capsized. After a tip-off call was received they ... Read More »