Customs Officials

  • Diamonds not mine, claims Minissha Lamba May 19, 2011

    Mumbai: Bollywood actress Minissha Lamba who was detained at the airport on Wednesday for not declaring jewellery estimated to be worth Rs 35-50 lakhs, has claimed that the ornaments were for promotional purpose and do not belong to her. The 26-year-old, who was let off past midnight after being grilled for...
  • Norwegian man tapes 24 reptiles to body, held October 27, 2009

    Oslo: A man was caught by Norwegian customs carrying a tarantula in his bag, and a further 14 royal pythons and 10 albino leopard geckos taped to his body, media reported on Monday. The 22-year-old Norwegian was stopped in a routine check by Kristiansand customs after arriving on a ferry from...
  • '93 blasts: Customs official guilty November 28, 2006

    Mumbai: A former customs official was on Tuesday found guilty by the TADA court for facilitating smuggling of arms and explosives in the 1993 serial bomb blasts in the city. Somnath Thapa, former Additional Collector, Customs (Preventive), was found guilty of non-interference in smuggling of arms and explosives under section 3...
  • Customs officials guilty for '93 blasts November 2, 2006

    Mumbai: Two Customs officials, including Customs Superintendent Sudhnwa Talwadekar, along with another accused, were on Thursday convicted by the TADA Court, for their role in the 1993 serial blasts case. After the conviction of a police sub-inspector and three police constables from Raigad, who had allowed the landing of arms and...
  • Officials helped Memon smuggle RDX September 26, 2006

    Mumbai: The special TADA court for the 1993 Mumbai Blasts delivered verdicts for the customs and police officers who colluded in the landing and transportation of RDX. A ragged coastline small boats and tiny huts along the sea shore - Shekadi looks just like any other village along the Raigad coast,...