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BSF jawans continue their vigil along the Indo-Pakistan International Border.(HT Photo/HT Archives)

Security forces thwart drug smuggling attempt at international border

UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2021 10:43 AM IST
  • The NCB got a tip about an attempt to smuggle in drugs from the Pakistan side.
During its stay in Dubai, NIA team will also seek details of shell companies, which were used for transferring the money, as well as hawala operators linked to gold smuggling.(PTI)
During its stay in Dubai, NIA team will also seek details of shell companies, which were used for transferring the money, as well as hawala operators linked to gold smuggling.(PTI)

Smuggling accused Swapna Suresh’s bail plea rejected

Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram | By Neeraj Chauhan & Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 02:14 AM IST
Meanwhile, investigating the UAE leg of the case, a team of NIA officials reached Dubai on Sunday night to interrogate a key accused , Faisal Fareed , currently in custody of the police there, and pick up evidence gathered by the authorities there, people familiar with the matter said.
As many as 105 cases have been registered and 78 persons held with 6,000 liters of liquor in the last fortnight alone.(HT FILE)
As many as 105 cases have been registered and 78 persons held with 6,000 liters of liquor in the last fortnight alone.(HT FILE)

2 held for smuggling illicit liquor into Punjab, 7 cops transferred

Hindustan Times, Bathinda | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 05, 2020 06:50 PM IST
Seven cops were transferred on charges of helping the illicit liquor traders; departmental inquiry marked
Barricades placed by Howrah Police at identified coronavirus hotspots on day eighteen of the 21-day nationwide lockdown, at Foreshore Road in Howrah, West Bengal on Saturday.(PTI File Photo)
Barricades placed by Howrah Police at identified coronavirus hotspots on day eighteen of the 21-day nationwide lockdown, at Foreshore Road in Howrah, West Bengal on Saturday.(PTI File Photo)

Coronavirus update: In Bengal, smuggling through Bangladesh border drops drastically amid Covid-19 lockdown

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2020 01:40 PM IST
For decades, the porous Indo-Bangladesh border in West Bengal has been notorious for smuggling and infiltration, which has also been a burning political issue in the state.
There were several children in the group that came to Bengal in the Purvanchal Express, posing as common travellers to evade suspicion. The train travels between Gorakhpur and Kolkata.(HT PHOTO.)
There were several children in the group that came to Bengal in the Purvanchal Express, posing as common travellers to evade suspicion. The train travels between Gorakhpur and Kolkata.(HT PHOTO.)

UP families travelling with kids caught smuggling endangered turtles to Bengal

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Tanmay Chatterjee
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2020 10:32 PM IST
The Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) of the Union ministry of environment, forest and climate change and the West Bengal forest department personnel arrested 14 men and eight women, making it the biggest arrest in recent history.
One of the people sentenced by the court was given a suspended death sentence - which in practice is normally commuted to life in jail - and two got life sentences.(Getty Images/Vetta)
One of the people sentenced by the court was given a suspended death sentence - which in practice is normally commuted to life in jail - and two got life sentences.(Getty Images/Vetta)

China sentences 9 to jail for smuggling fentanyl to US

Xingtai | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2019 09:48 AM IST
China has faced US criticism for not doing enough to prevent the flow of fentanyl into the United States, and the issue has become another irritant in ties, already strained by a bruising trade war the two are now working to end.
“The young woman unnaturally placed one foot in front of the other,” a spokeswoman for the customs authorities said in a statement.((Bloomberg/ Representative Photo))
“The young woman unnaturally placed one foot in front of the other,” a spokeswoman for the customs authorities said in a statement.((Bloomberg/ Representative Photo))

She was walking strangely. A search led officers to find gold bars in her shoes

Moscow | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2019 12:20 PM IST
The woman was detained at a customs post in eastern Siberia after officials noticed that she “was nervous and acted in a suspicous manner,” said Marina Boiko, a spokeswoman for the regional customs authorities.
A large number of cattle are going out of Odisha every day to Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal, from where they are being sent to Bangladesh, said Maneka Gandhi, BJP lawmaker and animal rights activist.(Reuters Photo)
A large number of cattle are going out of Odisha every day to Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal, from where they are being sent to Bangladesh, said Maneka Gandhi, BJP lawmaker and animal rights activist.(Reuters Photo)

Around 800 cattle rescued in Odisha from being smuggled

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2019 04:37 PM IST
At least 200 cattle, mostly heifers and bulls, being taken to West Bengal when locals along with gau rakshaks or cow vigilantes stopped them at the Seragad toll gate on National Highway 16 in Balasore after being tipped off.
The man packed the creature inside bottles (representational image).(Unsplash)
The man packed the creature inside bottles (representational image).(Unsplash)

Man caught smuggling nearly 100 tarantula spiders in his luggage

Cayenne | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2019 04:26 PM IST
He was arrested on Sunday, August 25 as he prepared to board a flight to Paris.
The three nationals were from Taiwan and were part of a larger gang.(HT FILE)
The three nationals were from Taiwan and were part of a larger gang.(HT FILE)

5 Chinese nationals caught smuggling American dollars worth Rs. 3.2 crore

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2019 10:27 PM IST
DRI officers said the five persons, all of whom are from Taiwan, confessed they are part of a larger syndicate which involves smugglers of foreign-origin gold into India and smuggling the money acquired by selling the gold out of the country.
The duo were allegedly trying to help members of a gang booked for stealing cars and peddling drugs.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The duo were allegedly trying to help members of a gang booked for stealing cars and peddling drugs.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

SHO, ASI booked for graft in Punjab’s Fazilka

Hindustan Times, Ferozepur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2019 11:24 AM IST
Fazilka senior superintendent of police Bhupinder Singh said police busted a gang of car snatchers and drug smugglers with the arrest of four persons, identified as Shavinder Singh, Sukha, Gagandeep Singh and Vikramjeet Singh. Police also recovered three cars and 150kg poppy husk from them.
Officials say bird smuggling could threaten agriculture through the possible spread of diseases such as bird flu.(Twitter/@CBPNewYorkCity)
Officials say bird smuggling could threaten agriculture through the possible spread of diseases such as bird flu.(Twitter/@CBPNewYorkCity)

Man caught smuggling 34 live birds worth $100,000 in hair curlers

New York | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2019 11:17 AM IST
Officials say the finches from Guyana are prized. They are used in singing contests in Brooklyn and Queens where wages are placed on the birds with the best voice.
Representative image(Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Representative image(Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Sub-inspectors suspended for smuggling seized liquor

Greater Noida | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 24, 2019 01:19 AM IST
They were identified as Komal Kuntal and Vikas (known by his first name only), both deployed at Kasna police station.
Policemen present Pakistani militant named Waqar Ahmad, who was recently arrested during a joint press conference at Police control room in Srinagar,India, 24 April 2019.(Waseem Andrabi/ HT Photo)
Policemen present Pakistani militant named Waqar Ahmad, who was recently arrested during a joint press conference at Police control room in Srinagar,India, 24 April 2019.(Waseem Andrabi/ HT Photo)

Agencies identify 10 Pakistan-based terrorists involved in smuggling

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2019 08:49 AM IST
Last week, India had suspended the cross-LoC trade at two points for an indefinite period, following reports that it was being misused by elements from across the border to smuggle weapons, narcotics and fake currency.
Constable sacked for smuggling mobiles in his shoes at Delhi prison (Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo) Representative Image
Constable sacked for smuggling mobiles in his shoes at Delhi prison (Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo) Representative Image

Constable sacked for smuggling mobiles in his shoes at Delhi prison

New Delhi | By MC Rajan
PUBLISHED ON APR 06, 2019 08:21 PM IST
Confirming the sacking of Anbarasan, Additional DGP (Armed Police), M Shakeel Akther said the constable has been relieved from service.
The police on Tuesday arrested two men for allegedly smuggling opium, from a barricade near Maruti Kunj on Sohna road. (Representative Image)(HT File)
The police on Tuesday arrested two men for allegedly smuggling opium, from a barricade near Maruti Kunj on Sohna road. (Representative Image)(HT File)

Two men held for smuggling 1.56 kg opium worth Rs 25 lakh in Gurugram

Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2019 01:09 AM IST
On March 3, the crime branch arrested three persons for allegedly smuggling 1.858 kg methadone powder, a drug used by pharmaceutical companies to manufacture medicines for de-addiction.
A group of locals stopped a pick-up truck for allegedly transporting two cows on Monday night and caught the driver and helper after a chase in Sohna, the police said on Tuesday.(AP)
A group of locals stopped a pick-up truck for allegedly transporting two cows on Monday night and caught the driver and helper after a chase in Sohna, the police said on Tuesday.(AP)

Cow protection group in Gurugram’s Sohna beat up duo for ‘smuggling’ cows

Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 20, 2019 02:10 AM IST
An FIR was registered against the duo, Lalit and Ranjeeth, at the Sohna City police station under the Haryana Gauvansh Sanrakshan and Gausamvardhan Act, 2015.
Pleading guilty before a New Jersey court ,the Indian national said he did this for private financial gain.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Pleading guilty before a New Jersey court ,the Indian national said he did this for private financial gain.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Indian man smuggles foreign nationals into US; gets 10 years in jail

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2019 09:07 AM IST
The investigation revealed that the smuggling organisation recruited Indian nationals and others to pay fees in exchange for passage to the US.
Sanath Jayasuriya during a nets session ahead of the 1st Investec Test match between England and Sri Lanka.(Getty Images)
Sanath Jayasuriya during a nets session ahead of the 1st Investec Test match between England and Sri Lanka.(Getty Images)

Sanath Jayasuriya accused of smuggling rotten betel nuts to India: Report

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2018 05:37 PM IST
The Director of Revenue Intelligence seized betel nuts worth millions of rupees in Nagpur and the report claims that the accused businessman revealed Sanath Jayasuriya’s name in the interrogation.
Hundreds of weapons have been taken to the Metal and Steel Factory (MSF) of the Ordnance Factory Board and put inside furnaces.(Representational)
Hundreds of weapons have been taken to the Metal and Steel Factory (MSF) of the Ordnance Factory Board and put inside furnaces.(Representational)

After smuggling, Ishapore factory melting weapons

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Tanmay Chatterjee
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2018 10:58 PM IST
The unprecedented exercise began three weeks ago. Hundreds of weapons have been taken to the Metal and Steel Factory (MSF) of the Ordnance Factory Board and put inside furnaces.
The three people held with the contraband in Jalpaigudi on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
The three people held with the contraband in Jalpaigudi on Wednesday.(HT Photo)

Woman among 3 held for trying to smuggle fangs of Bengal tiger to China through Nepal

Hindustan Times, Siliguri | By Pramod Giri
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2018 03:10 PM IST
Forest officials recovered two canines, measuring 1.9 cm and 2.9 cm respectively, from their possession. A fourth suspect managed to give them the slip.
Officials of the Narcotics Control Bureau doubt that additional quantities of narcotics are hidden in other parts of the detained person’s body.(Representative image)
Officials of the Narcotics Control Bureau doubt that additional quantities of narcotics are hidden in other parts of the detained person’s body.(Representative image)

Nigerian with cocaine concealed in uterus nabbed at Kolkata airport

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Sumanta Ray Chaudhuri
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2018 02:31 PM IST
Narcotics Control Bureau official said it was one of the rarest of rare events where narcotics were being smuggled by hiding them inside the uterus.
According to customs officials, Rajinder Singh and Saroj Kumar Yadav had concealed six gold biscuits each in their rectums.(HT Photo)
According to customs officials, Rajinder Singh and Saroj Kumar Yadav had concealed six gold biscuits each in their rectums.(HT Photo)

Manipur: Gold biscuits weighing nearly 3 kg seized in separate incidents

Hindustan Times, Imphal | By Sobhapati Samom
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2018 04:29 PM IST
In the first case, two people were arrested by custom officials for allegedly trying to smuggle 12 gold biscuits worth Rs 62 lakh in their rectums.
An official said it was the highest number of capsules of cocaine extracted from any professional drugs swallower by the NCB’s Delhi bureau.(Twitter/ANI Photo)
An official said it was the highest number of capsules of cocaine extracted from any professional drugs swallower by the NCB’s Delhi bureau.(Twitter/ANI Photo)

Woman with 106 cocaine capsules in her stomach held at Delhi airport

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Karn Pratap Singh
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2018 10:30 PM IST
The 106 capsules weighing around 930 grams of pure South American cocaine and worth around Rs 6 crore were extracted from her body between May 14 and 20 by administering her laxatives at the Safdarjung Hospital.
The make-up palette in which, the drugs were smuggled.(HT Photo)
The make-up palette in which, the drugs were smuggled.(HT Photo)

Mumbai cops arrest woman, daughter for smuggling 1.5 cr cocaine in eye make-up boxes

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2018 12:56 PM IST
The NCB arrested the daughter from Goa, where the drugs were meant to be delivered
In this May 22, 2015 file photo, former Korean Air executive Cho Hyun-ah, center, is surrounded by reporters as she leaves the Seoul High Court in Seoul, South Korea.(AP File Photo)
In this May 22, 2015 file photo, former Korean Air executive Cho Hyun-ah, center, is surrounded by reporters as she leaves the Seoul High Court in Seoul, South Korea.(AP File Photo)

Korean Air heiresses to resign amid criticism over behaviour, smuggling

Associated Press, Seoul | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2018 06:42 PM IST
Authorities raided the Korean Air Lines’ headquarters in Seoul seeking evidence on alleged smuggling and tariff evasion.
The new policy has increased the cost of liquor across brands anything between 10-15% in Uttarakhand.(HT File)
The new policy has increased the cost of liquor across brands anything between 10-15% in Uttarakhand.(HT File)

High liquor cost in Uttarakhand may lead to smuggling from Uttar Pradesh

Hindustan Times | By Anupam Trivedi
PUBLISHED ON APR 09, 2018 10:08 PM IST
It’s a double whammy for liquor trader Dharmendra Singh who was allocated a shop in the Dehradun district last financial year
The fake Indian journalists at the Brisbane airport on Wednesday.(AFB)
The fake Indian journalists at the Brisbane airport on Wednesday.(AFB)

Kurukshetra journo held for smuggling fake media contingent to Australia

Hindustan Times, Karnal | By Neeraj Mohan
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2018 09:43 AM IST
The eight men, aged between 20 and 37, were allegedly holding temporary activity visas but claiming to be accredited media representatives.
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