Monday, 5 December, 2022
TopicSmuggling

Topic: Smuggling

Most parts of 45 guns found from couple at IGI airport ‘genuine, could shoot with slight tweaks’

Customs officers arrested Jagjit Singh and Jaswinder Kaur after the guns were found in their possession Monday. Search is on for Singh's brother, Manjit, a co-accused in the case.

Diamonds & blood: How sanctions against Russian diamond industry can help crime, hurt India

Even though exports to India make up just about 10% of Russian direct sales, Indian diamantaires fear they could end up on the frontline of the war in Ukraine.

India, Oman must look beyond air exercises in Rajasthan. Fight narcotics trade, terror

It is necessary for regional security that military interaction between India and Oman extend beyond simply biennial exercises.

2,247 endangered Indian star tortoises seized at Chennai airport as smuggling bid is foiled

Central Board of Indirect Taxes and airport customs authorities say the seized tortoises have been handed over to the Tamil Nadu Forest Department for rehabilitation.

Over 250 liquor bottles allegedly smuggled on Air India flight seized outside Leh airport

Eight cartons containing liquor and beer were seized by excise officials, who said they are sold to private hotels in Ladakh at higher prices due to shortage in the Union Territory.

Smuggling gold to threaten India’s economic security a terrorist act under UAPA — Rajasthan HC

Rajasthan High Court noted that gold was a valuable material and quashed the accused's plea that challenged the filing of charges against him under the stringent anti-terror law UAPA.

How India’s strict lockdown choked gold smuggling routes to country

Illegal shipments of gold are estimated to have slowed to a trickle of about 2 tons a month, and may total about 25 tons this year, compared with an estimate of 120 tons last year.

Mizoram govt bans illegal Chinese Kenbo bikes ‘being used for cross-border smuggling’

Chinese-origin Kenbo bikes are mostly brought to Mizoram from across the border in Myanmar, with law enforcement agencies claiming they are mostly used for smuggling.

How much do Bengalis crave Bangladeshi hilsa? Enough to smuggle 2,800 kg during pandemic

BSF has seized 2,800 kg of hilsa since February, 8 years after Bangladesh banned it. It is considered a delicacy in Bengal, and the fish is selling for Rs 3,000/kg in Kolkata markets and online.

In pandemic, one supply chain is working as smooth as ever — that of smugglers’

Criminals have had to innovate to keep their supply chains open. A good example is concealing illegal drugs in consignments of face masks or sanitisers.

On Camera

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Megha Thakur was no run-of-the-mill pretty face, but an influencer who touched many lives

21-yr-old Indian-Canadian Instagram star and TikTok celebrity Megha Thakur, who died this week, subverted the expectations of a content creator by opening up her mind and heart.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

The National War Memorial at India Gate, New Delhi | Photo: Suchet Vir Singh | ThePrint

A walk around National War Memorial to read 8 stories of heroism on 51st anniversary of 1971 war

ThePrint walks around the National War Memorial at India Gate in New Delhi & looks back at the stories of those who sacrificed their lives in the war and were awarded top gallantry medals.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.