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DRI seizes 8 lakh memory cards worth `16 crore

In a major haul, the directorate of revenue intelligence (DRI) on Wednesday seized eight lakh memory cards worth Rs16 crore that were being smuggled to Mumbai from Hong Kong. Manish Pachouly reports.

mumbai Updated: Apr 19, 2012 01:36 IST
Manish Pachouly

In a major haul, the directorate of revenue intelligence (DRI) on Wednesday seized eight lakh memory cards worth Rs16 crore that were being smuggled to Mumbai from Hong Kong.


The DRI found the consignment at the Air Cargo Complex in Andheri. Acting on an intelligence the DRI checked around 40 cartons that had arrived from Hong Kong and declared as carrying calculators and printed circuit boards. On opening the cartons, DRI found 2GB and 4GB memory cards. The DRI questioned the importer of the consignment Joit Kumar Jain who admitted to have made an attempt to smuggle the memory cards.He told officials that the memory cards were from China and he had purchased the same from a Hong Kong-based dealer.

DRI sources said that the memory cards came in four different consignments.

During questioning, Jain told officials that he had ordered for a total of 10 lakh memory cards and the fifth consignment of remaining two lakh memory cards is on the way. Jain was arrested and produced before a metropolitan magistrate’s court on Wednesday. He was then released on bail of Rs2 lakh.