Three held for smuggling sandalwood

Police also seized sandalwood pieces worth Rs 50,000 and the equipment used for the smuggling, from them. The police are on lookout for one more suspect, S Selvakumar from Kembanaickenpatti.  

published on : 27th November 2023

Ganja smuggling attempt busted near Ramanathapuram, 100 kg seized

When the police arrived at M R Pattinam near Thondi, a group of people fled the scene abandoning the contraband on the shore.

published on : 27th November 2023

Man from Bengaluru held for smuggling gold, used minor son as cover

A 47-year-old man from Bengaluru, who was found carrying 2.4kg of contraband gold in his backpack and had allegedly ‘used’ his 10-year-old son, who was accompanying him, to escape detection.

published on : 25th November 2023

Not so easy! Smuggling cash tougher this poll year in Telangana

In the event of individuals being caught by the Election Commission of India (ECI) or during police checks or raids, additional charges are incurred.

published on : 19th November 2023

Over 2kg gold seized by Customs at Kempegowda International Airport

Three separate passengers on board Indigo flight 6E 1056 from Bangkok were caught, and each of them was wearing two crude gold chains around their necks, weighing 300 grams.

published on : 18th November 2023

BSF deploys drones to check cattle smuggling along Bangladesh border

However, taking advantage of the darkness, fog, the undulating terrain and riverine channels, the smugglers made an escape.

published on : 17th November 2023

5kg gold seized at Kempegowda International Airport Terminal 2 in one night 

A Customs source said that five of the passengers had concealed the gold in semi-solid form in their rectum.

published on : 11th November 2023

DRI probe into areca nut smuggling rattles Thoothukudi customs department

Preliminary investigation revealed Ravikumar could have been assisted by customs officials. He has been in the shipping field for over 15 years and predominantly imported cotton rags.

published on : 9th November 2023

Kerala gold smuggling case: Customs imposes Rs 6.65 cr penalty on Swapna, Rs 1.15 cr on Sivasankar

A total of 30.245 kg of gold valued at Rs 14.82 crore was seized from the Thiruvananthapuram airport in 2020, as per the customs department. 

published on : 8th November 2023

Customs imposes penalty of Rs 66.60 crores on accused persons in 2020 Kerala gold smuggling case

Swapna Suresh ordered to pay Rs 6 crore; Rs 50 lakh penalty for former Kerala principal secretary Sivasankar

published on : 7th November 2023

Five TN red sanders smugglers arrested in Tirupati, logs worth Rs 4.4 cr seized

The crackdown on the smugglers and the seizure was possible through the efforts of police personnel at the Pedda Pannangadu check post. 

published on : 7th November 2023

Vellore: 10 booked for smuggling sand, threatening cops

Police said, upon information regarding the sand smuggling operation from Palar riverbed, Manavalan rushed to the spot near Chinna Thottalam at around 6.45 pm on Friday.

published on : 6th November 2023

Four ganja peddlers from Odisha held in Telangana

Upon inspection, it was revealed that five persons from Odisha had brought the Ganja to the district for sale. Police said that the gang’s motive was to make easy money. 

published on : 4th November 2023

Madras High Court refuses to grant bail to suspect in money laundering case

However, the counsel of ED in Madurai objected that the court had already denied bail in June 2023 and that he does not have any life-threatening diseases to warrant bail.

published on : 28th October 2023

Prevent smuggling of cash: Hyderabad DEO

Rose directs ROs to submit seizure-related information every day

published on : 27th October 2023

Customs officials seize Rs 55.3 lakh gold and Rs 16 lakh foreign currency notes

In the year 2022-24, the Vijayawada Customs (Preventive) commissionerate has made seizures of smuggled gold to the tune of more than 70 kg worth over Rs 40 crores.

published on : 21st October 2023

Kerala: Gold seizure probe blows lid off CISF officer-led smuggling gang

The probe so far has also revealed the complicity of certain customs officials at the airport in facilitating gold smuggling.

published on : 11th October 2023

Vigil intensified at Kerala border to prevent PDS rice smuggling from Tamil Nadu

He said that they have booked around 270 rice smuggling cases in the past nine months and arrested over 200 persons.

published on : 10th October 2023

Kerala HC orders further probe into violinist Balabhaskar’s death

Asks CBI to look into gold smuggling angle | Observes that the circumstances leading to the accident in 2018 have to be probed further

published on : 6th October 2023

TN: 13 accused of smuggling 228 kg ganja detained under Goondas Act

he kingpin of ganja smuggling was identified as Aaron, who has been searched in several cases related to illegal hoarding of at least 3,000 kg of ganja.

published on : 29th September 2023
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