Smuggling

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#KeralaGoldSmuggling: Ex-UAE Consulate employee 'main accused'; CMO links allegedly found

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.

Four, including cricketer, arrested for smuggling gold at Delhi airport

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.

Mumbai: Gold-smuggling racket busted, over 106 kg gold seized

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.

Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan accused of forex smuggling

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.

Chennai: Two Koreans arrested for smuggling gold worth Rs. 8cr

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.

Delhi: S Korean among 4 men arrested for smuggling gold

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.

Indian arrested on charges of smuggling foreign nationals into US

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.

Two detained at Chennai airport for trying to smuggle gold

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.

Sanath Jayasuriya has been accused of smuggling 'supari' to India

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.

Pakistan seizes smuggled Indian, other DTH equipment worth Rs. 7.83cr

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.

Gold smuggling on rise along India-Myanmar border: Imphal customs 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.

Air India-SATS employee arrested for smuggling gold at Delhi airport

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.

Delhi airport: Two held for smuggling gold worth Rs. 1.5cr

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.

Nashik: Gold smuggled from UAE seized in train, 3 held

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.

Largest seizure in Mumbai: Woman held for smuggling 523 tortoises

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.

Delhi: Brazilian tries to smuggle Rs. 3.1cr-worth cocaine, arrested

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.

J&K: Two smugglers arrested, 38 animals rescued

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.

Brazilian held with Rs. 2.5cr worth cocaine at Mumbai airport

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.

Bengaluru: This woman chose noodle packets to smuggle drugs

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.

Hyderabad: This isn't potty but 1.85kg of smuggled gold-paste!

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.

Odisha Police launches drive to bust pangolin smuggling racket

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.

'Mobocracy can't be allowed': SC seeks new laws on lynching

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.

UP-cop files complaint against himself for failing to check cow-smuggling!

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!

Two arrested for possessing gold worth Rs. 2cr in Aizawl

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.

DRI seizes 10kgs gold worth Rs. 3.18cr smuggled from Bhutan

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.

Don't peddle drugs. Smuggle gold instead as it's bailable: BJP-MLA

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.

Narcotics bureau extracts 106 cocaine capsules from Brazilian woman's stomach

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.

Drugs worth Rs. 30cr seized from Delhi Airport's Customs parking

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.

Cocaine concealed in eye-shadow boxes puts mother-daughter behind bars

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.

2 railway employees arrested with illegal liquor in Bihar

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.

'Cocaine babe' off to prison for trying to smuggle drugs

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.

Tins and condoms, all that's needed for smuggling liquid cocaine

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.

Narcotics seizure increased 300% in 5-years, 3.6L-kgs seized in 2017

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.

Chennai: 23kg of smuggled gold seized, 4 arrested

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.

Custom personnel seize Gold worth Rs. 1cr at Kochi Airport

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.

400% rise in drug cases in Goa in one year

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.

Rajasthan proposes stricter laws to check cow smuggling

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.

Chinese man held for smuggling gold at Delhi Airport

25 Feb 2018

Chinese man held for smuggling gold at Delhi Airport

A Chinese man has been arrested by customs officials for allegedly trying to smuggle, into the country, gold valuing about Rs. 92 lakh at Delhi airport.

Drug peddler nabbed after he declares income of Rs. 40L!

30 Jan 2018

Drug peddler nabbed after he declares income of Rs. 40L!

A drug peddler was nabbed in Bengaluru, only because he decided to file his income tax returns.

Smuggling ring busted: Jet Airways attendant nabbed with $480,200 cash

09 Jan 2018

Smuggling ring busted: Jet Airways attendant nabbed with $480,200 cash

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has busted an elaborate scheme to illegally convert black money into gold.