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Airport Customs seizes 12.72 kg gold worth Rs 8.17 crore in four days.

12.05.2024

In different cases between April 29 and May 2, where the amount of seized foreign origin smuggled gold exceeded Rs 1 crore, Customs officials have arrested six passengers.

Mumbai airport Customs, in the last four days, have seized 12.74 kg of smuggled gold worth read more »

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122 Shipping Containers Seized In Massive Customs Ops At JNPT Port Over Suspected Contraband From China, 'Monday Hold' Operation Launched.

10.05.2024

These containers are alleged to have entered the JNPT port through false declarations. The CIU has issued an order stating that they have received confidential intel related to these containers, which cannot be disclosed. The containers are to be placed under 24x7 CCTV surveillance and lighting until read more »

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Mumbai DRI seizes Rs. 15 crore worth cocaine from African national.

10.05.2024

The passenger was placed under arrest under the provisions of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has seized 1.46kg of cocaine, worth approximately Rs. 15 crore in the illegal drugs market, from an African national read more »

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Afghanistan Consul General resigns after DRI intercepts her with gold worth Rs 18 crore at Mumbai airport.

05.05.2024

Last week, the DRI caught Zakia Wardak with foreign-origin gold while she was travelling from Dubai. Wardak was, however, not arrested owing to the diplomatic immunity she enjoys.

Consul General of Afghanistan Zakia Wardak resigned on Saturday alleging “unfair targeting” and attempts at read more »

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Afghan diplomat caught at Mumbai airport with 25kg gold smuggled from Dubai.

04.05.2024

Zakia Wardak, Afghanistan's consul general, was intercepted at Mumbai airport smuggling 25 kg gold worth Rs 18.6 crore from Dubai. She evaded arrest due to diplomatic immunity, with gold bars concealed in her customised clothing.

Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) officials intercepted consul general read more »

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Outsourced Staff At Mumbai Airport Caught Smuggling Gold Worth Rs. 2 Crore.

03.05.2024

Madhukar Bansode, a BVG company employee, was posted at terminal-2 of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport for housekeeping work, he said.

Mumbai: A housekeeping staff working at the Mumbai International Airport was arrested by CISF personnel on Thursday with gold worth Rs. read more »

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GST revenue collection for April 2024 highest ever at Rs 2.10 lakh crore.

01.05.2024

GST collections breach landmark milestone of Rs. 2 lakh crore

Gross Revenue Records 12.4% y-o-y growth

Net Revenue (after refunds) stood at Rs. 1.92 lakh crore; 15.5% y-o-y growth

The Gross Goods and Services Tax (GST) collections hit a read more »

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DRI seizes valuables of Rs 10.48 crore after busting gold smuggling syndicate in Mumbai.

24.04.2024

4 held The DRI had received an input that gold smuggled from Africa through the Mumbai international airport was being processed at a melting facility in Zaveri Bazar here to remove the foreign markings and it was then being diverted to the local market, the read more »

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Diamonds Worth Crores Found In Noodles At Mumbai Airport, Passenger Arrested.

23.04.2024

Four passengers were arrested after the seizure of more than 6.8 kg of gold valued at Rs. 4.44 crore and diamonds of Rs. 2.02 crore over the weekend, the Customs official said in a release issued late Monday night.

Mumbai: The Customs department read more »

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Passenger held with 10 yellow anacondas in check-in baggage: Bengaluru Customs.

22.04.2024

Bengaluru: Customs officials at Kempegowda International Airport here on Monday said that a passenger was arrested for his alleged attempt to smuggle yellow anacondas concealed in his check-in baggage.

Posting on social media platform X, Bengaluru Customs said they intercepted an attempt to smuggle 10 read more »

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Customs department clueless, smugglers still at large.

14.04.2024

ADCP South Shashank Singh said, “Our cooperation has not been sought by the customs authorities; their intelligence or enforcement wing may be investigating the matter.”

Lucknow: The escape of 29 smugglers from the custody of the customs department at Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport read more »

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2 Philippines nationals, Adani lounge staff at Mumbai airport held for bid to smuggle gold worth Rs 2 crore.

12.04.2024

According to the Customs officials, the three arrested persons have been identified as Rubina Bano Khaja Pasha Shaikh, Mary Jane Mella and Maila Lacson Ordonez.

Two Philippines nationals and a 41-year-old woman working in the Adani lounge at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport were read more »

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GST evasion: DGGI detects 99% surge in FY24, unearths Rs. 2.01 lakh crore worth of tax fraud.

08.04.2024

GST evasion news: The online gaming and casino industry, evaded Rs. 83,588 crore followed by the co-insurance or re-insurance sector, with Rs. 16,305 crore and secondment (import of Manpower Services) with Rs. 1,064 crore of evasion.

In a major push to curb GST evasion, read more »

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Hong Kong customs makes largest-ever gold smuggling bust.

08.04.2024

"This is the largest gold smuggling case in our Hong Kong Customs record," said Lau Yuk-lung, the customs' syndicate crimes bureau acting chief.

Hong Kong, China: Hong Kong customs said Monday it has made the biggest gold smuggling bust in its history, seizing 146 read more »

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6 Arrested with Gold Worth Rs. 4 Crore At Mumbai Airport, They Hid It In Clothes, Body.

08.04.2024

The recoveries were made between April 6 and April 7 in 12 separate cases.

Mumbai Customs on Monday said it seized over 8.10 kg of gold worth Rs.  4.81 crores and arrested six passengers.

The Airport Commissionerate, Mumbai Customs read more »

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CBI raids ADC Office in Navi Mumbai, arrests officials for alleged corruption in issuing NOCs for unlicensed pharmaceuticals.

05.04.2024

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested an Assistant Drugs Controller, a Drugs Inspector and a subordinate staff posted at O/o the Asstt. Drugs Controller (India) having office at JWR Logistics Pvt. Ltd., Panvel, Raigad in a case registered by CBI on allegations of bribery. They read more »

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Second highest monthly Gross GST Revenue collection in March at Rs. 1.78 lakh crore; Records 11.5% y-o-y growth (18.4% on net basis).

01.04.2024

Yearly gross revenue Rs. 20.18 lakh crore; 11.7% growth (13.4% on net basis)

Gross Good and Services Tax (GST) revenue for March 2024 witnessed the second highest collection ever at Rs. 1.78 lakh crore, with a 11.5% year-on-year growth. This surge was driven read more »

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Mumbai customs seize gold worth Rs 6.30 crore.

01.04.2024

Gold was concealed in the check-in bag, handbag, clothes worn, on the body of the passengers, body cavity, and padlock

Mumbai customs seized gold over 10.68 kg valued at Rs 6.30 crore, including foreign currency, between March 27-31, officials said, reported news agency ANI.

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Gold worth Rs 8 crore seized at Chennai airport; two women arrested.

26.03.2024

CHENNAI: Customs sleuths at Chennai airport thwarted an attempt to smuggle in 12 kg gold -- worth Rs 8 crore -- and arrested two women who landed here from Dubai in the early hours of Tuesday.

Based on information about gold being brought on read more »

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Review of Legal Provisions in The Matter of Conversion of Foreign Going Vessel from Foreign Run To Coastal Run.

22.03.2024

1. Last year Notification No. 50/2017-Cus., dated 30-06-2017 was amended vide Notification No. 60/2003-Cus., dated 19-10-2023 and a new S.No. 551A was inserted in the said notification. Details of S.No. 551A are as mentioned below: (Please see table printed at the end). 

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