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Customs seize 10 'lungis' dipped in gold, bust another attempt to smuggle inside flask at TVM.


Thiruvananthapuram: Customs seized gold worth approximately Rs 2 crore from two smugglers at the Thiruvananthapuram International Airport on Saturday.

In one of the cases, ten lungis dipped in a gold solution and dried were seized from a passenger who arrived from Dubai. The total read more »


FPJ Exclusive: US Diplomat Alleges Harassment At Mumbai Airport; Sparking Tensions Between Consulate And Customs.


Mumbai Airport Customs denied any misconduct in asking the diplomat about the gold bracelets and ornaments.

Mumbai: A spat over the alleged detention and search of US diplomat Wendy Washington by customs officials at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) recently has created read more »


8.42 kgs of Gold of 24k purity worth ? 4.55 Crores seized by Chennai Air Customs.


Based on intelligence, one male Malaysian passenger, who arrived from Kuala Lampur in Flight no. AK 13 on 09.11.2023 was intercepted by the AIU Officers, on search of his check-in baggage, 03 nos. of cylindrical gold bars wrapped with black adhesive tape were recovered from Twin Hammer. read more »


Flyer smuggles snakes, rodents in baggage; Customs send animals back to origin country.


An International flyer's attempt to smuggle in wildlife was thwarted by Air Customs officials at the Anna International Airport in Chennai, Southern India, as he was intercepted and his check-in baggage was examined. According to officials, the 44-year-old passenger Guruswamy Sudhakar had arrived from Bangkok and his read more »


Customs officers at Coimbatore airport seize exotic species smuggled from Singapore.


COIMBATORE: Customs officers at Coimbatore International Airport seized exotic species smuggled for illegal pet trade.

Three bags were not claimed by passengers who arrived at the Coimbatore international airport from Singapore in a Scoot Airlines on Tuesday morning (November 7).

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Now, Customs slaps fine of Rs 65 lakh on Swapna, Sivasankar in dollar smuggling case.


A day after slapping a hefty fine on Swapna Suresh and M Sivasankar for their involvement in the diplomatic gold smuggling case, the Cochin Customs Department has levied a penalty of Rs 65 lakh each on the duo in the dollar smuggling case.

The read more »


Customs officials seize exotic animals smuggled from Bangkok, 1 arrested.


The man had arrived from Bangkok with exotic wildlife species, which were carefully concealed in custom-made packings within his check-in baggage.

A man was arrested by Customs officials for smuggling exotic wildlife species at the Chennai airport, authorities said on Monday. A gold concealment read more »


DRI seizes smuggled gold worth Rs.8.5 crore, five arrested.


The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has seized 13.7 kg of smuggled gold worth Rs.8.5 crore in a pan-India operation against an international smuggling syndicate. Five alleged operatives of the syndicate have been arrested, including three in Mumbai. The syndicate smuggled gold into India via read more »


GST revenue collection for October 2023 is second highest ever, next only to April 2023, at Rs. 1.72 lakh crore; records increase of 13% Y-o-Y.


Revenue from domestic transactions (including import of services) is also 13% higher Y-o-Y

Average gross monthly GST collection in FY 2023-24 now stands at Rs. 1.66 lakh crore; 11% higher Y-o-Y

The gross GST revenue collected in the month of read more »


Organisational Restructuring of the CBIC and Review of the Indirect Tax Acts.


1. As reported in the online portal www.zeebiz.com on 06.08.2023, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) is mulling a comprehensive restructuring of the organisation, set up 6 decades ago, to make it more effective and remove overlapping, if any, as many of its read more »


Gold worth Rs 46 lakh seized from Kasaragod native at Kannur Airport.


Kannur: The Kannur Airport Customs seized gold worth Rs 46 lakh from a passenger, who had arrived from Sharjah in an Air India Express flight on Saturday.

Hamza Ashiq, a native of Kasaragod, had had hidden the gold, weighing 753 grams, in the read more »


Massive Gold Haul: DRI Nabs 25 Kg of Smuggled Gold Valued at Rs. 15 Crores in Chennai and Trichy Operations.


In a series of meticulously executed operations spanning across Chennai and Trichy over the course of this week, the dedicated team of officers from the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) successfully intercepted and confiscated a significant quantity of smuggled gold, totalling approximately 25 kilograms with an estimated read more »


Customs seizes gold worth Rs 49.5 lakh at Kannur International Airport.


Kannur: The Customs seized gold worth Rs 49.49 lakh from a passenger at the Kannur International Airport here on Friday.               

The accused, Musafir, a native of Mattannur, was carrying two bars and a coin of gold weighing 857 grams covered with a read more »


Govt notifies online gaming rules.


“These rules don't deal with all the nuances of games of chance, games of skill. We bypassed that and laid out a basic principle that the moment an online gaming trespasses into involving betting and wagering, then it falls afoul of these rules,” said Rajeev Chandrasekhar, minister read more »


Rs. 1,62,712 crore gross GST revenue collected during September 2023; records 10% Year-on-Year growth.


GST collection crosses Rs. 1.60 lakh crore mark for the fourth time in FY 2023-24

Rs. 9,92,508 crore gross GST collection for the first half of FY 2023-24 marks 11% Y-o-Y growth

Average monthly gross GST collection in FY 2023-24 at read more »


Gold worth 45L seized at Cial.


Kochi: The air intelligence unit on Friday seized nearly one kg gold worth Rs 45 lakh from a passenger who reached Cochin International Airport Ltd (Cial) from Bahrain. During inspection, officials recovered three capsules suspected to contain gold hidden in his rectum.

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Another haul by Customs: Gold worth Rs 87.14 lakh seized at city airport.


The Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport at Sonegaon is again in the news as the Customs Department recorded yet another rich haul of smuggled gold. Coinciding with the start of 10-day Ganpati Festival, the Customs recorded one of the biggest seizures of pure gold valued at Rs read more »


Customs nabs 2 fliers with 1.4kg gold at Chandigarh airport.


The recovery was made early Monday morning from two persons who had arrived at the airport on a flight from Dubai

The customs department seized around 1.4 kg gold, worth around Rs 83 lakh, at Shaheed Bhagat Singh International Airport here. The read more »


After seizure of contraband worth Rs 14 crore, 20 Customs officials transferred from Chennai airport.


The seizures were made following a search of 113 passengers who had flown in from Oman to Chennai last week

As many as 20 Customs officials, including four superintendents in Chennai, were transferred, following a massive search by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) read more »


Customs busts ring: 200 new phones, 13kg gold seized at Chennai airport.


CHENNAI: Customs officials at Chennai airport smelled a rat when they noticed that almost all passengers who landed by an Oman Air flight on Thursday morning were carrying new Apple and Google phones.

All 186 passengers were made to wait in the arrival read more »


Ball pythons, black squirrel seized from passenger at Chennai airport.


CHENNAI: Customs sleuths at Chennai airport seized ball pythons and a black squirrel from a passenger who arrived from Bangkok, Thailand, on Wednesday night. This is the second similar seizure of wildlife species within 10 days.

Air intelligence unit intercepted a man who read more »


2 Kg Gold Dust Worth Rs. 1 Crore Seized at Mumbai Airport.


According to the Mumbai Customs official, the gold dust, valued at Rs. 1,05,27,331, was concealed in the undergarments of the couple and their three-year-old child.


Two kilograms of gold dust worth over Rs. one crore was read more »


Gold worth Rs 33 lakh hidden in rectum recovered at Pune airport; 3 held.


<Last month, the authorities had recovered gold worth Rs 12.35 lakh from two passengers who arrived from Singapore on a UK 112 flight.

Officials with the Customs department at Pune Airport intercepted a passenger from Dubai and seized gold worth Rs 33.33 lakh hidden read more »


Woman smuggling gold paste in private part caught at Indo-Bangla border.


As per the BSF, the woman was carrying three units of gold paste, which is worth Rs 47 lakh. One of the units she hid in her private part while keeping the other two in her luggage.

A woman who was crossing into India from read more »