Smuggling

  • Indian pharmacologist charged with smuggling fake drugs 3 days ago

    Washington: An Indian pharmacologist and an American pharmacist have been charged with smuggling four million misbranded and counterfeit pharmaceuticals into the US, federal prosecutors said. Indian Balbir Bhogal, 67, from Las Vegas, and Wisconsin-based pharmacist Marla Ahlgrimn, 59, were arraigned on an indictment in federal court in Central Islip, New...
  • Tamil Nadu: Police seek information on 900-year-old idol of Lord Nataraja abroad September 6, 2014

    Chennai: Alerted about a 900-year-old idol of Lord Nataraja, said to have been smuggled abroad and bought by an art gallery for a princely sum, Tamil Nadu police sought information from public as well as officials to help them trace it. Releasing a picture of the idol, police announced a...
  • Does prohibition of alcohol work? August 22, 2014

    In a move that has sent ripples across Kerala, the state which was once infamous for its love for liquor is soon set to run dry. The state government has bowed down to pressure from within to announce that it will enforce prohibition in a phased manner. ...
  • Police arrest criminals carrying 75 smuggled tortoises to Delhi August 8, 2014

    A suspected tortoise smuggler has been arrested on Friday from Kanpur railway station after police found 75 tortoises in the gunny-bag he was carrying. Police said the arrested, Kishanpal from Kolkata, was about to board a train to his hometown when they apprehended him and recovered 75 tortoises, land-dwelling reptiles, from...
  • 2 persons arrested with smuggled items worth Rs 10 lakh August 8, 2014

    Two persons were arrested with contraband worth Rs 10 lakh in Saini area in Kaushambi, police said. Rakesh Kumar and Sandeep Kumar Singh were arrested near Lahedra bridge on Thursday evening and 20 gram smack worth Rs 10 lakh was recovered from their possession, they said. Police said the duo was taking...
  • Police seize a truck bearing smuggled liquor August 8, 2014

    A truck allegedly carrying smuggled liquor was seized by excise officials and its driver arrested near Jait on Thursday. "Twelve hundred (1,200) boxes of whisky were recovered from the truck whose driver, Kamlesh Yadav, has been arrested. "However, the truck driver's associate, Bablu, managed to give the slip to the excise...
  • Police seize fake currency of Rs 1 lakh, three arrested July 13, 2014

    Three persons, alleged to be smugglers of the fake Indian currency notes (FICN), were arrested on July 13 and fake currency notes having the face value of Rs one lakh were recovered, police said. All notes were in the denomination of Rs 500. Acting on a tip-off, the Special Task Force (STF) of Bihar Police arrested...
  • Mumbai: Police seize tugboat, detain 4 people July 10, 2014

    Mumbai: In an apparent case of smuggling, the coastguard officials intercepted a tugboat off the Mumbai coast on June 29 and detained four people. The boat, Ganga Sagan, was sailing in the route between Gujarat and Karachi without the necessary documents or permissions. Police suspect the boat could be part of a...
  • 8.5 kg gold, 12 kg silver seized during 'Operation Hamla' from Bhopal man June 25, 2014

    In a chance yield, unaccounted gold biscuits weighing 8.5 kg and 12 kg of silver were seized from two persons in Chennai during the routine two-day anti-terrorist preparatory drill 'Operation Hamla' that began in 13 coastal districts of Tamil Nadu on Wednesday, police said. Personnel of Police, Coast Guard, Coastal Security...
  • Gold bars worth Rs 30 lakh seized from air passenger June 14, 2014

    Kochi: Gold bars worth Rs 30 lakh were seized from a passenger who arrived at the International airport here from Dubai, custom officials said today. 30-year-old Ameer Ariyamillathil hailing from Vatakara in Kozhikode, had smuggled in the gold bars wrapped in black cello tape and concealed them in his hip pocket,...
  • Badal to take up drug smuggling issue with Vasundhara Raje June 5, 2014

    Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal on Wednesday said he would take up the issue of drug smuggling from neighbouring Rajasthan into the state with his counterpart Vasundhra Raje. "Drugs like poppy husk are being openly sold in Rajasthan due to which it is difficult for the Punjab government to check...
  • CM Hemant Soren orders probe into coal smuggling May 2, 2014

    Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Friday ordered a vigilance probe into the complaints of coal smuggling in Hazaribagh district and alleged involvement in it by some police officers. Soren asked to submit a report within two months, an official press release said in Ranchi. He also directed to prepare an action...
  • Kochi: Over Rs 50 lakh worth gold seized from air passengers April 8, 2014

    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 Singapore,...
  • 16 liquor smugglers arrested in Meerut April 5, 2014

    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 seized...
  • Drugs, fake currency smuggler arrested in Barmer April 1, 2014

    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 from...
  • Holy cities of Varanasi, Gaya used for smuggling rare tortoises, turtles March 30, 2014

    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 of suspected...
  • STF arrests man involved in smuggling of forest goods March 23, 2014

    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 officer...
  • Night curfew extended by 2 months in border areas March 14, 2014

    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, adding,...
  • Police arrests three from petro-product smuggling gang March 13, 2014

    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 been...
  • Police seize cartons of illegal liquor meant for elections March 12, 2014

    As many as 87 cartons of illegal liquor, meant for distribution during election time, were seized from a godown at Bisrakh area in Greater Noida on 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 from Haryana...
  • Bangalore: 54 kg gold seized, largest haul since curbs on metal import March 2, 2014

    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! February 14, 2014

    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 gambling,...
  • ISI had role in Bangladesh arms smuggling case: Report January 30, 2014

    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 politicians...
  • 377 bottles of smuggled liquor seized, 2 arrested January 27, 2014

    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 from...
  • Delhi: Police arrests two in gun smuggling racket, 16 pistols recovered January 13, 2014

    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 Delhi...
  • Arms smuggler held with three pistols January 1, 2014

    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. A native...
  • Three quintal ganja recovered, seven arrested December 23, 2013

    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 and...
  • As New Year approaches, police tighten noose on liquor smugglers December 19, 2013

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

    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 September 18, 2013

    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...