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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

'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!

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.

'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.

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.

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.

Businessmen brothers arrested in Mumbai for smuggling 350kg gold

24 Dec 2017

Businessmen brothers arrested in Mumbai for smuggling 350kg gold

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has arrested two businessmen brothers from Rajkot for smuggling in 350kg of gold worth Rs. 105 crore.

Australia seizes record 1.2-tons of meth worth Rs. 5,000cr

22 Dec 2017

Australia seizes record 1.2-tons of meth worth Rs. 5,000cr

Australia has seized 1.2-tons of the drug methamphetamine having a street value of nearly Rs. 5,000 crores (A$1 billion).

Tamil Nadu police seize 200kg of ganja in Rameswaram

11 Dec 2017

Tamil Nadu police seize 200kg of ganja in Rameswaram

In a major bust, police in Tamil Nadu have seized 200 kilos of ganja worth Rs. 1cr from a cart at Sundaramudayan near Rameswaram.

Remembering Pablo Escobar, the Narcos King, on his death-anniversary

02 Dec 2017

Remembering Pablo Escobar, the Narcos King, on his death-anniversary

1500 kgs heroin worth Rs. 3500cr seized off Gujarat coast

30 Jul 2017

1500 kgs heroin worth Rs. 3500cr seized off Gujarat coast

Nearly 1500 kgs of heroin worth Rs. 3500 crore was seized off the coast of Gujarat by the Indian Coast Guard Ship, Samudra Pavak.

J&K: Rs. 20cr worth heroin smuggled from Pakistan seized

15 Jul 2017

J&K: Rs. 20cr worth heroin smuggled from Pakistan seized

Jammu & Kashmir Police have seized 15kg heroin worth Rs. 20cr from two smugglers who were held at Nagrota on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway.

Brazilian cops crackdown on Sao Paulo's 'Crackland', dozens arrested

22 May 2017

Brazilian cops crackdown on Sao Paulo's 'Crackland', dozens arrested

Nearly 40 people have been arrested by Brazilian police over drug trafficking charges in an area in Sao Paulo where crack cocaine has been sold and consumed with impunity for years.

Massive gold-smuggling ring busted- 2,000kg imported illegally

22 May 2017

Massive gold-smuggling ring busted- 2,000kg imported illegally

In what may be the country's biggest gold smuggling racket, the accused is suspected to have imported about 2,000kg of gold, worth Rs. 600cr, illegally.

300 endangered tortoises worth $300,000 seized at Kuala Lumpur airport

16 May 2017

300 endangered tortoises worth $300,000 seized at Kuala Lumpur airport

Malaysian authorities managed to foil a smuggling attempt and seized 330 of the most endangered tortoises at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).