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Smuggling, counterfeits resulted in Rs 39,239 crore loss to India

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BENGALURU: Smuggling and counterfeiting of goods in India has cost an estimated loss of Rs39,239 crore to government in 2014, says a report by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Ficci), a lobby group. The illicit market has grown 49.84% from 2012, the first time Ficci commissioned such a study, the trade body said. It covered nine industries ... Read More »

New oversight of freeports in Switzerland may reduce tax fraud, smuggling

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BERN: The Swiss parliament yesterday OK’d stricter regulations on so called “freeports”—art warehouses that help collectors skirt taxes in their home jurisdictions—report The amendment goes into effect Jan. 1 and places a six-month time limit on the storage of anything intended for export, requires buyers intending to export works to a freeport to state their identity and requires anyone using ... Read More »

Nigeria Customs, police renew ties, vow to tackle crime, smuggling

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ABUJA: The partnership is aimed at synergizing with the Nigerian Customs Service in tackling border crimes and advancing the capacity of Nigerian Customs Service in realizing their core mandate. The relationship became fruitful when the Comptroller-General of Customs paid a courtesy call on Nigeria Police leadership in Abuja. The visiting Customs boss Col Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd), who was at ... Read More »

US charges Canadian company with money laundering, smuggling

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HELENA: U.S. government prosecutors are accusing an online Canadian pharmacy of selling $78 million worth of unapproved, mislabelled and counterfeit drugs to doctors across the United States. An online Canadian pharmacy sold $78 million worth of unapproved, mislabeled and, in two cases, counterfeit cancer drugs to doctors across the United States over three years, U.S. government prosecutors said. An indictment filed ... Read More »

Chinese professor arrested in USA for smuggling ivory, rhinoceros horn

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BEIJING: To his students at St. Cloud State University, Yiwei Zheng was merely a contemplative professor who lectured on Chinese religions and the existentialist philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre. He was popular on campus and had once served as president of the Association of Chinese Philosophers of North America. But to federal wildlife agents who had been watching him for years, ... Read More »

Chinese professor arrested in USA for smuggling ivory, rhinoceros horn

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BEIJING: To his students at St. Cloud State University, Yiwei Zheng was merely a contemplative professor who lectured on Chinese religions and the existentialist philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre. He was popular on campus and had once served as president of the Association of Chinese Philosophers of North America. But to federal wildlife agents who had been watching him for years, ... Read More »

Taiwan to donate three choppers to Honduras for eradicating drug smuggling

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TAIPEI: Taiwan will donate three helicopters to its diplomatic ally Honduras in the coming days to bolster the latter’s crime-fighting capabilities, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said here the other day. Speaking during a regular MOFA briefing, Antonio Yeh counselor to the ministry’s Department of Latin American and Caribbean Affairs, said the three decommissioned UH-1H helicopters have already arrived ... Read More »

Thailand-Myanmar trade not affected due to low-intensity conflict in Kayin State

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BANGKOK: A low-intensity conflict in areas of Kayin State has not reduced bilateral trade, with the latest Ministry of Commerce figures showing a recent upsurge in commerce with nearby Thailand. The trading gates including the Myawaddy crossing are periodically shut by either side. Most recently, The Bangkok Post last week said, Myanmar soldiers closed ports on the Moei river in ... Read More »

Three officers arrested by Kuwait authorities for smuggling fugitives

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KUWAIT: Nuwaiseeb detectives arrested three officers who formed a network to smuggle out wanted persons on civil cases, charging them KD 250 to KD 400. A security source said detectives learned about the involvement of the three in helping wanted people leave the country and return without being stopped. The three were sent to the prosecution for further action. Read More »

Malaysia Customs foils attempt for smuggling RM1.1m meth

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SEPANG: The Customs Department foiled an attempt to smuggle in drugs worth RM1.1mil and arrested a Pakistani woman at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). KLIA Customs director Datuk Chik Omar Chik Lim said the drugs, identified as methamphetamine, were neatly sewn between two flaps each of the 25 cushion covers. Chik Omar said Customs uncovered the new trick to ... Read More »

Kuwait court sentence death penalty to Indian for smuggling drugs

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KUWAIT CITY: The Penal Circle of the First Instance Court has sentenced an Indian to death after he was convicted of smuggling and trafficking in heroin and narcotic pills, sources said here the other day. The suspect was caught red-handed and police had later found heroin and narcotics from his home. During interrogation the convict had allegedly admitted to the ... Read More »

Malaysia Customs foils attempt for smuggling RM1.1m meth

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SEPANG: The Customs Department foiled an attempt to smuggle in drugs worth RM1.1mil and arrested a Pakistani woman at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). KLIA Customs director Datuk Chik Omar Chik Lim said the drugs, identified as methamphetamine, were neatly sewn between two flaps each of the 25 cushion covers. Chik Omar said Customs uncovered the new trick to ... Read More »

Sri Lankan nabs in India for smuggling gold worth Rs 61.70 lakh

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COLOMBO: A Sri Lankan national arrested for allegedly smuggling gold into the country at international airport here the other day. The passenger, who hails from Colombo, was intercepted by customs officials after his arrival from Singapore here on Saturday. He was allegedly found carrying about 2.5 kg of gold concealed in the cavity made in three iron and steel rollers ... Read More »

Three Lankans arrested in India for human smuggling

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COLOMBO: The Tamil Nadu ‘Q’ branch police have arrested three Sri Lankan Tamils for illegally migrating refugees from the special camps to Australia. Police identified them as Dhushyanthan, 29, Lingeswaran, 30 and Vijayaraj, 28, from a house in Pozhichalur near Pallavaram. Based on a specific tip from one of the refugees, who paid money to them, police nabbed them. The ... Read More »

Sri Lankan nabs in India for smuggling gold worth Rs 61.70 lakh

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COLOMBO: A Sri Lankan national arrested for allegedly smuggling gold into the country at international airport here the other day. The passenger, who hails from Colombo, was intercepted by customs officials after his arrival from Singapore here on Saturday. He was allegedly found carrying about 2.5 kg of gold concealed in the cavity made in three iron and steel rollers ... Read More »

Three Lankans arrested in India for human smuggling

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COLOMBO: The Tamil Nadu ‘Q’ branch police have arrested three Sri Lankan Tamils for illegally migrating refugees from the special camps to Australia. Police identified them as Dhushyanthan, 29, Lingeswaran, 30 and Vijayaraj, 28, from a house in Pozhichalur near Pallavaram. Based on a specific tip from one of the refugees, who paid money to them, police nabbed them. The ... Read More »

Three Lankans arrested in India for human smuggling

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COLOMBO: The Tamil Nadu ‘Q’ branch police have arrested three Sri Lankan Tamils for illegally migrating refugees from the special camps to Australia. Police identified them as Dhushyanthan, 29, Lingeswaran, 30 and Vijayaraj, 28, from a house in Pozhichalur near Pallavaram. Based on a specific tip from one of the refugees, who paid money to them, police nabbed them. The ... Read More »

Kuwait Customs foils attempt for smuggling reptiles

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KUWAIT: Customs officers at Kuwait International Airport foiled an attempt to smuggle snakes, beetles, lizards and frogs into Kuwait here the other day. The animals were hidden inside suitcases carried by two Kuwaiti men who arrived from Europe. The men were taken to the proper authorities for further action. Read More »

New Zealand police nab Canadian teenager for drugs smuggling

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WELLINGTON: A Canadian teenager arrested for nine years for importing illegal drugs worth almost 2 million NZ dollars (1.52 million U.S. dollars) into New Zealand. He had also arrested last year. Customs officers arrested her in August last year after they intercepted a package sent to her from Canada of four containers of muscle-building supplements, which had drugs hidden inside. ... Read More »

Japan police arrest 5 Vietnamese for people smuggling

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TOKYO: Japanese Police have taken into custody five Vietnamese nationals for allegedly abetting 30 people to illegally enter the country, Vietnam News Agency reported. Among the arrestees was a 49-year-old kingpin, who has lived in Japan since 2000 and has a permanent residence status, according to the report. The full name of this person has not been disclosed. Initial information ... Read More »