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Illegal consignment: iPhones worth Rs 2 cr seized from courier co

india Updated: Feb 08, 2016 08:32 IST
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A customer holds an iPhone 6 (R) and iPhone 6 Plus after the phones went on sale at the Fifth Avenue Apple store in Manhattan(REUTERS)

Delhi government’s trade and taxes department on Saturday caught a huge consignment of iPhones brought to Delhi illegally. The consignment comprises of 600 iPhones of both 5S and 6S models, officials said.

“The total value of the consignment is over Rs 2 crore. The consignment was being delivered by a renowned courier company. The catch has also led to busting of racket of illegal import of high value electronic goods from other states in Delhi and their sale in Delhi without payment of the VAT. Strict action is being taken both against the dealer and the courier company involved,” VAT commissioner SS Yadav said.

Officials said the department has stepped up the vigil at the border points of Delhi to prevent entry of undeclared goods in Delhi. Automatic number plate reader cameras have also been deployed at the entry points to check vehicles bringing undeclared goods.

“On an average, the department teams detain about 20 vehicles carrying undeclared goods every day. Strict action is taken against such evaders. The department has recovered more than Rs 50 crore in the current financial year so far from such evaders,” Yadav said