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Dubai Customs delegation concludes successful visit to China

BEIJING: The Dubai Customs delegation, headed by Ahmed Butti Ahmed, the Executive Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, and the Director General of Dubai Customs, concluded its official business visit to the People’s Republic of China. During the visit, the delegation inked an agreement with senior officials from the China Customs to develop an electronic connection between Dubai ... Read More »

Airport customs seize cigarettes worth €11,000 in Ireland

CORK: Cigarettes worth more than €11,000 have been seized by customs officials in Ireland. The 24,400 cigarettes were recovered when officers, acting on a tip off, swooped on a man on board a flight from Poland. Around 18,000 cigarettes were discovered when they stopped the non-Irish national disembarking the flight from Warsaw at Cork airport. A further 6,400 cigarettes were ... Read More »

Indian Customs nabs man smuggling gold

PANAJI: The Indian Customs officials have seized 12 bars of gold, weighing almost two kilograms from a passenger who had artfully concealed his smuggled treasure inside an LED television. The man, identified as Mohammed Mubuen Jakaku from Bhatkal in Karnataka, was apprehended at the Dabolim airport after he alighted from an Air Arabia flight from Sharjah to Goa. The seized ... Read More »

US border agents find $1.5m worth of pot in truck

TUCSON, US: Border Patrol agents found nearly a ton of marijuana loaded into a highly-modified pickup truck west of Tucson, Arizona. As per detail, the agents were in an area near Ajo looking for smugglers and with the help of a CBP helicopter found a 2000 Toyota Tundra with 90 bundles of marijuana, weighing a total of 1,933 pounds. The ... Read More »

Algeria smuggling crackdown cuts fuel line to Morocco

OUJDA: Until three months ago, petrol smuggling literally drove Morocco’s neglected eastern region, where the subsidised liquid smuggled in from Algeria fuelled the local economy. But in June, Algiers took drastic measures to curtail the illegal trade, clamping down on traffic across its border with Morocco, which has officially been closed since 1994. “Since the Algerians shut the border my ... Read More »

Ranbir Kapoor fined for evading customs at airport

MUMBAI: Ranbir Kapoor was recently held at the Mumbai International Airport and was fined Rs170,000 for undeclared branded personal goods. Ranbir, who has been traveling all over the world to promote his latest Besharam, was in a tight spot with the custom officials. Ranbir Kapoor was made to pay Rs170,000 at the airport, Rs0.1m as duty for purchased goods and ... Read More »

Malaysian Customs detains Vietnamese with $0.4m drugs

JOHOR BARU, Malaysia: The Johor Customs Department has foiled an attempt to smuggle RM1.3 million ($402788.10) worth of methamphetamine through the Sultan Ismail International Airport in Senai. In the incident, a Vietnamese was detained and remanded to facilitate the investigation. State Customs director Datuk Ramli Johari said the 6.74 kg cache was packed in several packages in the baggage carried ... Read More »

Business community concerned over rupee depreciation

LAHORE: Business community has expressed concern over the continuing fall in value of rupee against the US dollar as this posed a serious threat to the economy. In a press statement issued here, PHMA Chairman Sardar Usman Ghani, said that the country is already facing multiple internal and external challenges and the rupee devaluation is further aggravating the economic situation. ... Read More »

Saudi Customs Department readies preparations for pilgrims’ reception

JEDDAH: The Saudi Customs Department has completed its preparations to receive millions of Haj pilgrims this year, with the installation of 71 inspection devices such as x-ray equipment, deployment of 50 women inspectors and the use of sniffer dogs to identity contraband at various entry points. Issa Al-Qudabi, spokesman of the department, said in a statement that the department has ... Read More »

16,000 designer handbags seized by US customs

LOS ANGELES: US Customs and Border Protection officials have seized more than 16,000 counterfeit designer handbags with a legitimate market value of $210 million. Customs officials at the port in Los Angeles and Long Beach intercepted nine shipments of fake Hermes purses and handbags from June 6 to Sept 17. The shipments were taken to the Department of Homeland Security ... Read More »

Customs seizes 100 uncustomed vehicles in Ghana

TAKORADI: The Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) in the Western Region has impounded 100 uncustomed vehicles in the Sekondi/Takoradi Metropolis. The importers were said to have used fake number plates to smuggle the vehicles through the country’s entry points where there were no GCNet systems. When the Daily Graphic visited the premises of the Customs Division near ... Read More »

Swiss customs seize rare frogs in Frenchman’s taxi

GENEVA: During a routine check at a border crossing, Swiss customs officers made an unexpected discovery: 35 brightly coloured rare frogs and a gecko hidden in the boot of a taxi. The French taxi driver was alone in the vehicle when he was stopped at a border crossing with Germany, and tried to smuggle the creatures into Switzerland without the ... Read More »

Gun found in package posted, disguised as computer hard drive

SYDNEY: Two men have been charged after a package containing a gun and disguised as a computer hard drive was stopped by the Australian customs. The men have been charged with attempting to import an illegal firearm. Australian Federal Police seized the .22 Caliber Sig Saur pistol and magazine after examining a package declared to contain a hard drive posted ... Read More »

Indian customs arrests Afghan with Rs10 million in 16 currencies

NEW DELHI: In a major recovery of illegal money, customs officials at Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) recovered Rs10 million in cash in 16 currencies. The money was seized from an Afghan national who was going to Dubai. The officials are interrogating him to know the trail of money. More arrests are likely to follow. “We had an input and ... Read More »

SAFE honours Indian parliamentary delegation

LAHORE: A delegation of senior Indian Parliamentarians visiting Pakistan for the Pakistan-India Parliamentarians Dialogue-V was honoured at a reception tendered by South Asian Federation of Exchanges (SAFE). The reception provided an opportunity for the Indian parliamentary delegation to interact with senior professionals from Pakistan’s financial sector and discuss matters for furthering cooperation between the two countries’ financial and business communities. ... Read More »

Barrier-free Pak-India trade urged

LAHORE: Vice President of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and head of 10-member visiting Indian delegation, Arun Kumar Sexena, advocated barrier-free Pak-India trade and called for exploiting proximity advantage between the two countries. Arun Kumar Sexena was speaking at the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry. LCCI President Farooq Iftikhar, President-elect Engineer Sohail Lashari presented Welcome Address while Vice President ... Read More »

Governor assures Aptma of uninterrupted power supply

LAHORE: Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar has assured All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (Aptma) of his support for access to European markets and uninterrupted energy supply. Speaking at the Aptma house Punjab, the governor said that he will work towards tabling the GSP plus bill in the EU Parliament when he visits the UK in early October. He lamented that ... Read More »

FPCCI calls for regional strategy to develop business clusters

ISLAMABAD: Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) President Zubair Ahmed Malik has called for a regional strategy for cooperation and collaboration in cluster development in South Asia. Malik, while speaking at the 3rd Global Economic Summit (GES) with the theme, ‘Clusters in One World – Perspectives from Many Nations’, being held at World Trade Centre in Mumbai, ... Read More »

Pakistan produces world’s finest textile products: KCCI president

KARACHI: Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) President Haroon Agar has said that Pakistan produces world’s finest quality textile products due to which the leading international brands purchase products from Pakistani textile suppliers. Exchanging these views with Pakistan Textile City Limited Chief Executive Muhammad Hanif Kasbati, Haroon emphasised the need of more industrialisation in the textile clusters for enhancing ... Read More »

PIAF-Founders Alliance sweeps all 7 LCCI Associate Class seats

LAHORE: The PIAF-Founders Alliance has made another clean sweep by winning all the 7 seats of LCCI Associate Class for year 2013-14 paving the way for the Alliance to have its President, Senior Vice President and Vice President. Total 1,832 votes were polled out of 6,068 while 43 votes were rejected due to technical reasons. PIAF-Founder Alliance got 994 panel ... Read More »