Smuggling

  • Kochi: Over Rs 50 lakh worth gold seized from air passengers 08-04-2014 07:06 PM

    Gold weighing 1.7397 kg totally and valued at Rs 50.93 lakh was seized and three passengers, including a Singapore citizen, were arrested by customs officials at the airport in Kochi on Tuesday for allegedly attempting to smuggle the precious metal in different forms. While two of the passengers arrived from...
  • 16 liquor smugglers arrested in Meerut 05-04-2014 12:14 AM

    Sixteen liquor smugglers were arrested from various districts of Meerut division in western Uttar Pradesh and 60 litres raw liquor and 3,106 bottles of smuggled liquor seized from them, police said on Friday. The raw liquor was seized from Muzafarnagar and Saharanpur areas, they said, adding around 2,600 bottles were...
  • Drugs, fake currency smuggler arrested in Barmer 01-04-2014 08:09 PM

    A history-sheeter, active in smuggling of drugs and fake currency across Indo-Pak border, was arrested from Barmer, police said today. Acting on a tip-off, police arrested Nabia alias Nawab (58) last night from his house in Gagaria village of Barmer district and recovered three mobile handsets and four SIM cards...
  • Holy cities of Varanasi, Gaya used for smuggling rare tortoises, turtles 30-03-2014 11:41 AM

    The holy cities of Varanasi and Gaya are being increasingly used for smuggling of rare tortoises and freshwater turtles, according to the wildlife trade monitoring network, TRAFFIC. TRAFFIC officials said the final destination for these turtles, smuggled via Bangkok, is Hong Kong. The officials pointed out at the recent arrest...
  • STF arrests man involved in smuggling of forest goods 23-03-2014 08:45 PM

    A man, who is part of a gang involved in smuggling of forest goods and wildlife, was arrested by the Special Task Force (STF) from Bahraich district, official sources said in Lucknow. Tejpal Maurya was arrested on a tip off on Saturday by the team of STF and a forest...
  • Night curfew extended by 2 months in border areas 14-03-2014 09:07 PM

    With a view to check smuggling and infiltration across Indo-Pak border here, the night curfew has been extended by two months in border areas of the district. The night curfew remains in force in villages Poogal, Khajuwala and Kolayat of the district from 7 pm to 6 am, officials said,...
  • Police arrests three from petro-product smuggling gang 13-03-2014 11:45 PM

    Police on Thursday claimed to have busted a petroleum-product smuggling gang, operating from the Mathura refinery by arresting three of its members. "While three member of the gang have been arrested, fourth one, Fateh Chandra managed to dodge the police. Five hundred and twenty-five litres of petrol and diesel have...
  • Police seize cartons of illegal liquor meant for elections 12-03-2014 02:34 PM

    As many as 87 cartons of illegal liquor, meant for distribution during election time, were seized from a godown at Bisrakh area in Greater Noidaon Wednesday. Police also seized an SUV with beacon light and fake licence plate, crime branch in-charge Gamai Prasad Yadav said. The illegal liquor was brought...
  • Bangalore: 54 kg gold seized, largest haul since curbs on metal import 27-02-2014 08:27 AM

    Bangalore: Three men were caught in Bangalore on Tuesday after 54 kilograms of illegal gold was seized from them. It's the single largest haul of illegal gold since curbs were imposed on gold import by the Centre to help prop up the falling rupee. "We also came to know that...
  • Vasundhara Raje's anti-crime drive on, 677 arrested in last 48 hrs! 14-02-2014 09:38 AM

    Rajasthan police has arrested 677 people in last 48 hours as part of its special drive against petty crimes in different parts of the state, government officials said on Thursday. Among those apprehended, 75 people were arrested for crimes against women, 169 for smuggling and sale of liquor, 342 for...
  • ISI had role in Bangladesh arms smuggling case: Report 30-01-2014 06:35 PM

    Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) was among various local and foreign intelligence agencies that played a role in the 2004 arms smuggling case in Bangladesh for which 14 people were awarded the death sentence by a court on Thursday. A further probe into the incident revealed the involvement of some top...
  • 377 bottles of smuggled liquor seized, 2 arrested 27-01-2014 10:10 PM

    In a crackdown on bootleggers, the Excise Department and police conducted joint raids in different places of the district last night and seized over 350 bottles of smuggled liquor. The Sector 49 police arrested liquor smuggler Raja Ram from Sarafabad area on Sunday night and seized 130 bottles brought in...
  • Delhi: Police arrests two in gun smuggling racket, 16 pistols recovered 13-01-2014 06:27 PM

    Two members of an inter-state gun smuggling racket have been arrested in New Delhi and 16 sophisticated pistols recovered from them, Delhi Police said on Monday. Dinesh Dabur, 25, and Sunil, 27, both residents of Khargone in Madhya Pradesh, were arrested on Sunday from Sarai Kale Khan area in south...
  • Arms smuggler held with three pistols 01-01-2014 03:18 PM

    An arms smuggler was arrested on Wednesday from near the block officer under Mufassil police station in Munger district. Acting on a tip off, the police nabbed the arms smuggler Md. Javed and seized three automatic pistols and six magazines from his possession, Superintendent of Police Naveen Chandra Jha said....
  • Three quintal ganja recovered, seven arrested 23-12-2013 03:18 PM

    Around three quintal ganja worth over Rs 75 lakh in the international market was seized and seven persons allegedly involved in its smuggling were arrested by the police from Bharkhari village in, police said on Monday. The arrests were made yesterday by a team of police and crime branch team...
  • As New Year approaches, police tighten noose on liquor smugglers 19-12-2013 09:56 PM

    The Ghaziabad Police have launched aspecial drive to control inter-state smuggling of liquor inthe run-up to the New Year. Two persons were arrested for alleged liquor smugglingfrom Vijay Nagar area on Wednesday night and 20 cartons of Indian-madeliquor were seized from them, police said on Thursday. The duo have been...
  • Kerala: Over 100 kg smuggled gold seized in the past 8 months 29-11-2013 09:51 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: In an illegal gold rush in Kerala, over 100 kg smuggled gold has been seized in the past eight months after the Centre's checks on gold imports and close to 60 smuggling cases have been registered. In the past eight months, Kerala's airports have emerged key entry points for...
  • Congress, SAD leaders involved in drug trade in Punjab, alleges ex-DGP 18-09-2013 09:19 AM

    Chandigarh: In an IBN7 exclusive, a former DGP of jails in Punjab has alleged that major political parties in Punjab are involved in drug rackets. Former DGP of Jails Shashikant, in the Punjab-Haryana High Court, has made a statement alleging that ministers from major political parties, like the Akali Dal...
  • Himachal Pradesh bans transporting sand outside state for 3 months 03-09-2013 11:13 AM

    Himachal Pradesh has decided to ban transportation of construction material like sand and grit outside the state for three months, an official said on Tuesday. Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has issued directions that strict action should be initiated against those smuggling construction material to other states and vehicles will be...
  • Narcotics smuggler arrested; morphine worth Rs 2 crore seized 02-09-2013 11:26 AM

    An alleged narcotics smuggler was arrested with morphine worth about Rs two crore from village Dadra in Safdarganj area in Barabanki, police said on Monday. Acting on a tip off, Ramu Verma was arrested as soon as he arrived in a bus from nearby Ambedkar Nagar district, Superintendent of Police...
  • Nepal identifies 17 crimes committed on its border with India 31-08-2013 04:08 AM

    Nepal's home ministry has identified 17 types of crimes committed on its border with India, of which nine have links with international gangsters, officials said on Friday. Some of the crimes include smuggling of drugs and small arms, robbery, abduction, extortion and homicide. The crimes with involvement of international gangsters...
  • Goa, the new destination for smuggled gold? 26-08-2013 06:47 AM

    Drugs may not be the only contraband to find favour in Goa now. A rising pan-India trend of gold smuggling and sudden seizures of the yellow metal in Goa, otherwise a narcotics haven, has forced customs authorities in the state to step up vigil not only at the lone airport,...
  • Air passenger arrested for attempting to smuggle in rough diamonds 21-08-2013 11:15 PM

    An Indian passenger has been arrested at the international airport in Mumbaifor allegedly trying to smuggle in 4.9 kg of rough diamonds valued at Rs 1 crore from the United Arab Emirates, a customs official said on Wednesday. Prashant Harsora had arrived from Sharjah on an Air Arabia Airline flight...
  • Turtle smuggling racket busted in Odisha, one arrested 19-08-2013 12:35 PM

    A freshwater turtle smuggling racket was busted with the arrest of its kingpin from near Bhitarkanika Nationak Park in Kendrapara district, a forest official said on Monday. Sekhar Jena (24) was arrested from Madanpur, adjacent to the national park, with 14 turtles by forest personnel on Sunday, Divisional Forest Officer,...
  • Indian girl fools mother, tries to run away with gold to settle abroad with Pakistani boyfriend 14-08-2013 02:27 PM

    An Indian girl and her Pakistani boyfriend have been arrested for trying to rob and smuggle 20 kilograms of her mother's gold jewellery in order to settle down outside the country, Sharjah Police have said. The 20-year-old girl, identified only by her initials as NKD, disappeared after her mother left...
  • Man with gold biscuits worth Rs 18 lakh arrested at Delhi airport 12-08-2013 07:07 PM

    A man has been arrested by custom officials at airport in New Delhi for allegedly trying to smuggle in gold biscuits worth about Rs 18 lakh, officials said on Monday. Acting on an intelligence input, the accused was intercepted on Sunday after his arrival from Dubai New Delhi."On detailed examination...
  • SP shifted after he reopens history sheet of Cong MLA's father 04-08-2013 05:46 PM

    An IPS officer was transferred two days after he reopened the history sheet of the father of a Congress MLA in Rajasthan, who had allegedly been involved in smuggling and other anti-social activities. Superintendent of Police, Jaisalmer, Pankaj Choudhary said, "As an officer of the state police department, I will...
  • Singapore-based jewellery firm's MD arrested for smuggling diamonds 04-08-2013 01:50 PM

    Mumbai: The Managing Director of a Singapore-based jewellery firm Vihari Poddar was arrested on Sunday on charges of smuggling gold and diamond jewellery. Custom officials claimed that she was hiding the jewellery worth a crore in her underwear. The court has denied her bail and remanded her to judicial custody...
  • Rajasthan police reopens history sheet against father of Cong MLA 03-08-2013 09:39 PM

    Rajasthan police have reopened a history sheet against the father of a Congress MLA and local leader Gazi Fakir, who in the past has been allegedly involved in smuggling and other anti-social activities in the borderareas of the state. Fakir, the father of Congress legislator Saleh Mohammad, had a history...
  • 3 policemen arrested for smuggling arms, ammunition 17-06-2013 04:00 AM

    Lucknow: Three policemen allegedly involved in smuggling of illicit arms and ammunition were arrested by the Special Task Force of Uttar Pradesh police in Hamirpur district, police said on Sunday. Satya Prakash Tiwari, Jahan Singh and Brijendra Singh were arrested and firearms, including two carbine and a rifle with cartridges,...