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Bineesh Kodiyeri, son of CPI(M) leader Kodiyeri Balakrishnan reaches Enforcement Directorate (File Photo/ANI)

Sandalwood drugs case: Bineesh Kodiyeri appears before Enforcement Directorate

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2020 12:35 PM IST
Bineesh Kodiyeri is suspected of having links with an accused in the case, Mohammed Anoop. Anoop is among those accused of supplying drugs to Kannada film actors and singers.
Kannada actress Ragini Dwivedi at the Central Crime Branch office for question in connection with the sandalwood drug scandal.(PTI)
Kannada actress Ragini Dwivedi at the Central Crime Branch office for question in connection with the sandalwood drug scandal.(PTI)

Bangalore drug racket: Resort of another accused raided, two more actors served notice

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Venkatesha Babu | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 10:22 PM IST
Two popular Kannada actors Ragini Dwivedi and Sanjjanaa Galrani, along with seven others, have already been arrested in this case.
The officer said that during initial questioning the man said he was carrying the sandalwood for his personal use.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
The officer said that during initial questioning the man said he was carrying the sandalwood for his personal use.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Chinese national caught at IGI airport with 6.4kg sandalwood

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2019 11:24 PM IST
The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) on Tuesday morning caught a Chinese national at the Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport and recovered from him 6.4kg sandalwood that he was allegedly trying to smuggle out to Shanghai.
The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) on Friday nabbed three Indians for Delhi airport for allegedly trying to smuggle 160 kilos of red sandalwood(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) on Friday nabbed three Indians for Delhi airport for allegedly trying to smuggle 160 kilos of red sandalwood(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Three nabbed at IGIA with red sandalwood worth Rs 13 lakh

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2019 10:39 PM IST
Assistant CISF inspector general Hemendra Singh said that based on profiling, the force’s surveillance and intelligence personnel at Indira Gandhi International airport intercepted one Ashish Chhabra, bound for Hong Kong by an Air India flight and asked him to cooperate for a thorough checking in the departure area of Terminal-3.
A crime branch official said the consignment was being smuggled to Hong Kong where it is in huge demand and also known as ‘red gold’.(HT image)
A crime branch official said the consignment was being smuggled to Hong Kong where it is in huge demand and also known as ‘red gold’.(HT image)

3 held with red sandalwood worth Rs 7.5 crore, racket busted in Santacruz

Mumbai | By Manish K Pathak
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2019 01:50 AM IST
During investigation, crime branch officials learned that the red sandalwood was transported from Chennai in a truck to Wadala from where it was loaded in two tempos and brought to Santacruz.
Karnataka is known for its heritage. (Representational image)
Karnataka is known for its heritage. (Representational image)

Land of sandalwood, gold and monuments

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2019 12:15 PM IST
Famous for its heritage monuments, sandalwood and gold, it has also contributed majorly to Indian classical music.
A Sudanese national was arrested with 75kg sandalwood, worth ₹4.9 lakh, at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) on Sunday.
A Sudanese national was arrested with 75kg sandalwood, worth ₹4.9 lakh, at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) on Sunday.

Sudanese national held with 75 kg sandalwood worth Rs 4.9 lakh at Mumbai airport

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Pratik Salunke
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2019 06:54 PM IST
“The accused, Bakri Abbas Hussain Ahmed, could not produce any valid documents for carrying such a high quantity of sandalwood,” said a Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) officer.
A tenant verification drive in northeast Delhi’s Welcome led the police to a gang of alleged sandalwood smugglers and recovery of 1,340 kg of sandalwood worth over Rs 2 crore in the Indian market.(HT Photo)
A tenant verification drive in northeast Delhi’s Welcome led the police to a gang of alleged sandalwood smugglers and recovery of 1,340 kg of sandalwood worth over Rs 2 crore in the Indian market.(HT Photo)

Sandalwood worth over Rs 2 crore seized in Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2019 07:57 AM IST
The bags were opened and red wood, which seemed to be sandalwood, were found. The police questioned the house owner, Mohammad Nadeem, and his tenant from Chennai, Mohammad Basil.
Actor Puneeth Rajkumar during the inauguration of a showroom in Bengaluru.(IANS File Photo)
Actor Puneeth Rajkumar during the inauguration of a showroom in Bengaluru.(IANS File Photo)

I-T dept conducts raids on Kannada film star Puneeth Rajkumar, producers

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2019 01:42 PM IST
Among the producers under the lens are Rockline Venkatesh, Vijay Kiragandhur and CR Manohar.
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