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Rare animals in check-in baggage: Passengers from Bangkok held in Bengaluru

Over 139 animals that were recovered included rare and threatened species like Yellow and Green Anaconda, Yellow Headed Amazon Parrot, Nile Monitor, Red Foot Tortoise, Iguanas, Ball Pythons, Alligator Gar, Yaki Monkey, Veiled Chameleon, Racoon Dog, White Headed Piones and others.

Reptiles found after alleged wildlife smuggles were intercepted at Bengaluru airport.(PIB)
Reptiles found after alleged wildlife smuggles were intercepted at Bengaluru airport.(PIB)
Published on Jan 27, 2023 10:56 PM IST

Smuggled insecticides of 16.8 cr seized, Chinese suppliers under scanner

The DRI officials said these consignments were being smuggled into the country with the active connivance of some Chinese suppliers. A probe has also revealed that a syndicate had smuggled more than 300 MTs of insecticides in the past.

Smuggled insecticides of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>16.8 cr intercepted, Chinese suppliers under scanner(Representational image)
Smuggled insecticides of 16.8 cr intercepted, Chinese suppliers under scanner(Representational image)
Updated on Jan 25, 2023 05:52 AM IST

Liquor smugglers attack police team in Bihar's Begusarai, big consignment seized

The raid was conducted after the police received information about the selling of liquor in the area.

Several policemen were also injured in this incident. (Picture for representation)
Several policemen were also injured in this incident. (Picture for representation)
Published on Dec 29, 2022 03:56 PM IST
ANI | , Begusarai (bihar)

Centre looks to install scanners at ‘vulnerable’ ports to check drug smuggling

Although the details are not yet known, the official said X-ray scanners for containers are likely to be installed soon at all ports so that every incoming or outgoing shipment can be checked for contraband.

A team of Gujarat ATS recovered 75.3kg heroin from a container near Mundra port on July 12. (ANI file)
A team of Gujarat ATS recovered 75.3kg heroin from a container near Mundra port on July 12. (ANI file)
Updated on Dec 19, 2022 09:16 AM IST
ByNeeraj Chauhan, New Delhi

India gold seizures hit three-year high after import duty increase

Customs and other agencies seized 3,083.6 kilograms of gold illegally brought in the country up to November this year, based on data made public by the Ministry of Finance in the parliament on Monday.

India is the world's biggest gold consumer after China.
India is the world's biggest gold consumer after China.
Published on Dec 12, 2022 05:08 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Singh Rahul Sunilkumar
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