Articles about Smuggling
18 Aug 2021
Excise officials seize 250 liquor bottles smuggled into Leh
Excise officers have seized over 250 bottles of liquor that were allegedly smuggled into Leh from Delhi on an Air India charter flight and arrested three people, including a contractual employee of the national carrier, officials said on Wednesday.
10 Aug 2021
Odisha: Over three quintals of cannabis seized, four persons arrested
Police seized over three quintals of cannabis worth over Rs. 12 lakh and arrested four persons in this connection in Odisha's Kalahandi district, an officer said.
07 Apr 2021
Pakistani smuggler shot dead along border in Amritsar
A Pakistani smuggler who crossed over to India with around 22 kgs of heroin was shot dead along the International Border (IB) in Amritsar in a joint operation of the Punjab police and the BSF, officials said.
07 Jul 2020
#KeralaGoldSmuggling: Ex-UAE Consulate employee 'main accused'; CMO links allegedly found
The customs officials at the Thiruvananthapuram international airport seized 30kgs of gold worth Rs. 15 crore during an operation on Sunday.
12 Jun 2019
Four, including cricketer, arrested for smuggling gold at Delhi airport
Four members of a family, including Canadian cricketer Mamik Luthra, were arrested at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport on Saturday for allegedly trying to smuggle gold into the country.
30 Mar 2019
Mumbai: Gold-smuggling racket busted, over 106 kg gold seized
The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has claimed to have busted a massive gold smuggling racket with the seizure of 106.9 kg of gold and arrest of seven persons in Mumbai.
30 Jan 2019
Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan accused of forex smuggling
On Wednesday, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) issued a show cause notice to popular Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) for allegedly smuggling foreign currency out of India.
12 Jan 2019
Chennai: Two Koreans arrested for smuggling gold worth Rs. 8cr
Two Korean women passengers were detained by the customs department for allegedly smuggling 24 kg of gold worth Rs. 8 crore at the Anna international terminal in Chennai today.
09 Jan 2019
Delhi: S Korean among 4 men arrested for smuggling gold
Four men, including a South Korean national, were arrested by Customs officials at the Delhi airport in separate cases for allegedly trying to smuggle gold worth over Rs. 2.6 crore into the country, according to an official statement issued today.
11 Dec 2018
Indian arrested on charges of smuggling foreign nationals into US
A 38-year-old Indian national has been arrested on charges of smuggling foreign nationals into the US for private financial gain, according to Department of Justice.
25 Nov 2018
Two detained at Chennai airport for trying to smuggle gold
An employee of a ground handling services firm at the Chennai airport and a passenger have been detained today for allegedly trying to smuggle 1.2 kg of gold hidden in a mobile power bank.
22 Nov 2018
Sanath Jayasuriya has been accused of smuggling 'supari' to India
World Cup winner and Sri Lankan cricket legend Sanath Jayasuriya and two other cricketers have been accused of smuggling rotten betel nuts to India.
08 Nov 2018
Pakistan seizes smuggled Indian, other DTH equipment worth Rs. 7.83cr
Pakistan authorities have seized smuggled Indian and other Direct-To-Home (DTH) equipment worth Rs. 7.83 crore from various markets in a nation-wide crackdown against the illegal devices, revealed a report.
22 Oct 2018
Gold smuggling on rise along India-Myanmar border: Imphal customs report
High-tariff duties and an increasing gap in gold prices between India and Myanmar have led to an upsurge in smuggling of gold across the international border, revealed a report compiled by the anti-smuggling unit of Imphal customs division.
24 Sep 2018
Air India-SATS employee arrested for smuggling gold at Delhi airport
Two people, including an employee of Air India SATS (AISATS), have been arrested by customs officials for allegedly trying to smuggle gold worth roughly Rs. 17L at Delhi airport, an official statement said today.
11 Sep 2018
Delhi airport: Two held for smuggling gold worth Rs. 1.5cr
Two men were arrested in separate incidents by customs officials at Delhi airport for allegedly trying to smuggle in gold valued at about Rs. 1.5cr.
09 Sep 2018
Nashik: Gold smuggled from UAE seized in train, 3 held
Gold worth over Rs. 23 lakh, smuggled in from UAE and being transported in a train, was seized at Igatpuri railway station near Nashik in Maharashtra on Saturday and three persons were arrested in this connection.
07 Sep 2018
Largest seizure in Mumbai: Woman held for smuggling 523 tortoises
A 42-year-old was intercepted at a Mumbai station yesterday afternoon and a whopping 523 tortoises were retrieved from her.
02 Sep 2018
Delhi: Brazilian tries to smuggle Rs. 3.1cr-worth cocaine, arrested
A Brazilian man has been arrested from IGIAairport in Delhi for allegedly trying to smuggle into the country Rs. 3.1cr worth cocaine, which he had swallowed in form of 64 capsules, a statement issued by the Customs Department on Sunday said.
13 Aug 2018
J&K: Two smugglers arrested, 38 animals rescued
Two smugglers were arrested and 38 animals were rescued in four separate incidents in Jammu and Kashmir, police said today.
12 Aug 2018
Brazilian held with Rs. 2.5cr worth cocaine at Mumbai airport
A Brazilian national, F Nascimen, has been apprehended by the CISF at the Mumbai airport for allegedly smuggling in cocaine-filled capsules worth Rs. 2.5 crore by concealing them in talcum powder boxes, a senior official said today.
03 Aug 2018
Bengaluru: This woman chose noodle packets to smuggle drugs
Whether noodles contain lead is still under debate, but for this Bengaluru-based woman, it contained drugs too.
23 Jul 2018
Hyderabad: This isn't potty but 1.85kg of smuggled gold-paste!
DRI officials stopped a smuggling bid at Hyderabad airport on Saturday and recovered around 2kg of gold that was being brought in from Colombo.
22 Jul 2018
Odisha Police launches drive to bust pangolin smuggling racket
With the help of the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT), a special unit of the Odisha Police has launched a drive to bust an international syndicate that peddles "endangered" pangolin, one of the world's most illegally traded mammals, Odisha Director General of Police (DGP) RP Sharma said.
17 Jul 2018
'Mobocracy can't be allowed': SC seeks new laws on lynching
Taking cognizance of the alarming rise in mob lynching cases, the SC today gave the Centre and states four weeks to come up with a law on such crimes.
15 Jul 2018
UP-cop files complaint against himself for failing to check cow-smuggling!
Talk about sincerity. Or bizarreness? A Meerut station house officer (SHO) has lodged a complaint against himself for having failed to prevent cow smuggling!
13 Jul 2018
Two arrested for possessing gold worth Rs. 2cr in Aizawl
Sleuths of Mizoram's Excise and Narcotics department seized huge quantity of gold worth more than Rs. 2 crore in Mizoram's Aizawl and arrested two persons in this connection.
08 Jul 2018
DRI seizes 10kgs gold worth Rs. 3.18cr smuggled from Bhutan
The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized 10kgs of gold, which was smuggled into India from Bhutan, in West Bengal's Siliguri.
01 Jun 2018
Don't peddle drugs. Smuggle gold instead as it's bailable: BJP-MLA
Bilara MLA Arjun Lal Garg has an advice for the Dewasi community: Stop peddling drugs, it is a non-bailable offence. Go for gold, where bail is easily obtainable.
23 May 2018
Narcotics bureau extracts 106 cocaine capsules from Brazilian woman's stomach
On Monday, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) arrested a 25-year-old Brazilian woman for allegedly trying to smuggle cocaine into India in 106 self-swallowed capsules.
22 May 2018
Drugs worth Rs. 30cr seized from Delhi Airport's Customs parking
Delhi Police has successfully busted an international drug syndicate which involved several officials at the IGI Airport's Customs department and a UK-based mastermind.
12 May 2018
Cocaine concealed in eye-shadow boxes puts mother-daughter behind bars
A 46-year-old woman and her daughter were arrested from separate places for smuggling 360gms of cocaine from Trinidad and Tobago via the Indian postal system.
01 May 2018
2 railway employees arrested with illegal liquor in Bihar
Two railway employees were arrested from a Patna-bound train near the city on Tuesday for trying to smuggle liquor to dry Bihar.
21 Apr 2018
'Cocaine babe' off to prison for trying to smuggle drugs
24-year-old Melina Roberge was recently sentenced to eight years prison time for trying to smuggle 95 kilos of cocaine into the Sydney Harbour in 2016.
19 Apr 2018
Tins and condoms, all that's needed for smuggling liquid cocaine
It seems condoms are not just used during coitus, but also for smuggling cocaine, as the arrest of three foreign nationals in Delhi - two Brazilians and one African - proved.
25 Mar 2018
Narcotics seizure increased 300% in 5-years, 3.6L-kgs seized in 2017
Seizure of narcotic drugs in the country has increased by more than 300 percent in the last five years with 2017 witnessing the highest seizure of over 3.6 lakh kg of narcotics, said an NCB report.
09 Mar 2018
Chennai: 23kg of smuggled gold seized, 4 arrested
The Chennai team of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized 23.1 kg of gold smuggled into India from Sri Lanka at Egmore Railway Station.
04 Mar 2018
Custom personnel seize Gold worth Rs. 1cr at Kochi Airport
Customs personnel at Kochi Airport have made nine seizures of gold worth Rs. 1 crore last week.
03 Mar 2018
400% rise in drug cases in Goa in one year
Amid a hard stance adopted by the Goa government, there has been a steep increase in registration of drug cases.
27 Feb 2018
Rajasthan proposes stricter laws to check cow smuggling
Clamping down on illegal cow slaughter, Rajasthan has ruled that vehicles used in unauthorized transportation of bovines will be seized and the accused arrested.