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Philippines police nab two Chinese with 8kg meth

MANILA: A drug entrapment operation conducted by the Pasay City police led to the arrest of two Chinese nationals who yielded around eight kilos of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride or “shabu” worth P40 million here the other day. A report reaching the Southern Police District (SPD) identified the suspects as Li Shao Xiong, 35; and Shi Qing Tian, 47, who also ... Read More »

Four Addl Commissioners-IR assume charge

ISLAMABAD: Four Inland Revenue Service officers of BS-18 have assumed the charge as Additional Commissioners in different cities. Bushra Jaffar assumed the charge of the post of Additional Commissioner-IR, (OPS), Regional Tax Office-II, Lahore, after relinquishing charge of the post of Deputy Commissioner-IR, Regional Tax Office, Lahore. Iqbal Ahmad Shaikh assumed the charge of the post of Additional Commissioner-IR, (OPS), ... Read More »

Customs makes two drug busts worth HKD840,000

HONG KONG:The day before yesterday was a fruitful time for Hong Kong Customs, with officers making two drug busts: one involving suspected methamphetamine with a market value of HKD590,000 at Lo Wu Control Point, and the other involving suspected ketamine worth HKD250,000 at Lok Ma Chau Control Point. A 21-year-old man claiming to be a delivery man will be faced ... Read More »

Iran offers nuclear power cooperation with Hungary

BUDAPEST: Iran has proposed a project with Hungary to design and develop a small nuclear reactor that could be sold across Asia and Africa and also built in the Islamic republic, Tehran’s top nuclear official said on Thursday. Iran’s Ali Akbar Salehi said he envisaged a joint pilot project with Hungary to design a 25-megawatt reactor and then a reactor ... Read More »

Azerbaijani Customs committee transfers less tax revenues to state budget

BAKU: The Azerbaijani State Customs Committee transferred 103.63 million manat to the state budget in January 2016, the committee’s report said here the other day. According to the report, the revenues decreased by 0.1 percent compared to the same period of 2015. The revenues from customs duties totaled 23.44 million manat, the value added tax of imported goods – 76.9 ... Read More »

New Zealand business sets to trade with Iran

WELLINGTON: New Zealand businesses are set to have an easier time trading with Iran after the domestic processes to lift the United Nations sanctions against the Middle-East nation were completed. Companies will no longer have to register with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade to trade with Iran as of today according to Foreign Minister Murray McCully. “We are ... Read More »

OPS Chief Mirza Imtiaz suspended

ISLAMABAD: The competent authority has suspended Mirza Imtiaz Ahmed, an Inland Revenue Service officer of BS-19 for a period of three months. The authority, in exercise of the powers conferred under CSR 194, suspended the officer, presently posted as Chief, OPS, Federal Board of Revenue (HQ), Islamabad, for three months with effect from February 18. Read More »

Saudi Customs seizes 60,000 amphetamine pills from fuel tank

RIYADH: Alert customs officers foiled an attempt to smuggle in 60,000 amphetamine pills at Al-Durra border checkpoint in the northern border of Saudi Arabia. They searched a vehicle which looked suspicious and found the captagon pills hidden in the spare fuel tank. The officers referred the driver, the seized vehicle and drugs to the relevant security authorities for legal action. Read More »

Tariq Iqbal assumes charge as Second Secretary (IR Policy)

ISLAMABAD: Tariq Iqbal, a BS-18 officer of Inland Revenue Service, has assumed the charge of the post of Second Secretary (IR Policy), FBR (HQ). The officer, in pursuance of Board’s Notification No.0257-IR-I/2016 dated 29-01-2016, has assumed the charge of the post of Second Secretary (IR Policy), FBR (HQ), Islamabad, with effect from February 08. Read More »

Spitting cobra, tag beetles and an endangered turtle seized by Customs officials in last year

DUBLIN: A kilogramme of fearsome-looking stag beetles and an endangered species of turtle are among the strange creatures to have been seized by customs officials at Irish airports and mailing centres in recent years, it has been revealed. A spitting cobra and a 20cm-long scorpion were also seized but had died in transit after they were posted to Ireland from ... Read More »

Instant customs clearing for top global expos

DOHA: Taking advantage of the advanced single-window clearance system, Nadeeb, at ports of entries in Qatar, the General Authority of Customs (GAC) for the first time is providing instant clearing services for exhibitions. The special service will be first used in the Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition (DJWE) which begins here on Monday. The system facilitates temporary release measures for ... Read More »

US Customs seizes marijuana worth $178,000

TUCSON: Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas arrested a Mexican national here the other day for an alleged attempt to smuggle more than 355 pounds of marijuana worth nearly $178,000. A CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs, which were located underneath the hood of a smuggling vehicle ... Read More »

Mehmood Aslam takes charges as Abbottabad Chief Commissioner

ISLAMABAD: Mehmood Aslam, a BS-20 officer of Inland Revenue Service, has assumed the charge of the post of Chief Commissioner-IR, Regional Tax Office, Abbottabad. The officer, in pursuance of Board’s Notification No. 0305-IR-I/2016 dated 06.02.2016, relinquished the charge of the post of Director Law, Directorate of Law, Lahore, with effect from February 08. Read More »

Nayyar Mehmood assumes charge as Gujranwala Addl Commissioner-IR

ISLAMABAD: Nayyar Mehmood, a BS-18 officer of Inland Revenue Service, has assumed the charge of the post of Additional Commissioner-IR, (OPS), RTO, Gujranwala. The officer, in pursuance of Board’s Notification No.0057-IR-I/2016 dated 08-01-2016, relinquished the charge of the post of Additional Commissioner-IR, (OPS), LTU, Lahore. Read More »

US Customs seizes cocaine worth $274K

TUCSON: Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican national for an alleged attempt to smuggle more than $274,000 worth of cocaine through the Port of Nogales Feb. 16.Ten packages of cocaine were removed by CBP officers at the DeConcini crossing, from within the dashboard area of a smuggling vehicle Officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing referred Luis Arturo Lopez-Illingworth, ... Read More »

Waqas, Sadia assume, relinquish charge as Dy Commissioners

ISLAMABAD: Two Inland Revenue officers of BS-18 relinquished/assumed charge as Deputy Commissioners in Islamabad and Multan. Waqas Rashid Ch assumed the charge of the post of Deputy Commissioner-IR, LTU, Lahore, after relinquishing the charge of the post of Deputy Commissioner-IR, RTO, Multan. Sadia Akmal, in pursuance of Board’s Notification No.0257-IR-I/2016 dated 29-01-2016, relinquished the charge of the post of Deputy ... Read More »

Yandex revenue up 18% in 2015

MOSCOW: Yandex, Russia’s leading search engine, reports an 18-percent increase in year-over-year revenue gains for 2015, climbing to $820.4 million, or 59.8 billion RUB during the year. The site owned an average of 57.3 percent of the Russian search market during the last quarter of 2015, with search queries up five percent over Q4 2014. COO Alexander Shulgin says Yandex ... Read More »

South Africa’s Truworths lifts H1 profit on acquisition

JOHANNESBURG: South African clothing retailer Truworths reported a 21 percent increase in half-year profit on Thursday, boosted by the recent acquisition of a British footwear chain. Truworths, South Africa’s second-largest listed apparel retailer, said headline EPS totalled 404 cents in the six months to the end of December compared with 333 cents a year earlier. The Cape Town-based company last November ... Read More »

Customs Superintendent Amin Kamboh retires

ISLAMABAD: Muhammad Amin Kamboh, a BS-17 officer of Customs Department, has retired from the government service on attaining the age of superannuation. The officer, presently posted as Superintendent, Model Customs Collectorate, Multan, stood retire from the government service with effect from February 09. Read More »

Russia joins list of countries seeking more tax revenue from Google, Apple

MOSCOW: Countries across Europe have been seeking more tax revenue from US tech companies such as Google and Apple. Google and Apple have so far agreed to pay several hundred million dollars to the UK and Italy, with more such agreements likely to follow. Now, Russia is trying to get in on the action. According to Bloomberg, the Russian parliament ... Read More »