Tag: Smuggling

DRI seizes 121 kg gold smuggled via Myanmar, B'desh in one month
DRI seizes 121 kg gold smuggled via Myanmar, B'desh in one month

In another operation, the DRI seized another big haul of smuggled foreign origin 23.23 kg gold worth Rs 11.65 crore which was being smuggled from Myanmar.

  • Wednesday, 05 October 2022
Silver Bricks Seized
Over 100 kgs of silver bars, ornaments seized in Cuttack

The excise sleuths on Thursday seized silver bricks weighing over 100 kgs and other silver ornaments after intercepting a car on suspicion of being engaged in ganja transportation.

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  • Thursday, 22 September 2022
87 rare species of turtles seized, smuggler held
87 rare species of turtles seized, smuggler held

Smuggling of endangered species and valuable wood has become a routine affair.

  • Wednesday, 07 September 2022
10 dead monkeys recovered while being smuggled to Odisha from Andhra
10 monkey carcasses recovered while being smuggled to Odisha from Andhra

Another five alive monkeys were also rescued in a critical condition from the vehicle near Jarada area.

  • Thursday, 01 September 2022
Vehicle carrying cattle set on fire

Bhadrak: Tension erupted in Dhusuri area of Bhadrak today after locals stopped seven pick-up trucks carrying cattle and set one of them on fire after rescuing the animals. Locals alleged that the more than 150 cattle were being illegally smuggled outside the State. Later, the locals staged a road blockade near Asurali chhak of the […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Bid to smuggle over 500 quintals green gram foiled in Cuttack

Cuttack: Police on Sunday seized more than 500 quintals of green gram (moong) from Seva Co-operative Society at Bilasuni village under Niali area in Cuttack district. Getting information from the locals last night, police rushed to the spot and seized the moong that was being packed in sacks for smuggling. The cops also sealed the […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Pangolin smuggling: Odisha Crime Branch to seek Interpol help

Bhubaneswar: The special task force (STF) of Odisha Crime Branch will be seeking Interpol’s help in tracing linkages of the pangolin scales smuggling racket in China and Myanmar. Crime Branch STF DIG, Himanshu Lal today said that while the main accused in India have been arrested, those who are operating from China and Myanmar are […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Gold worth Rs 8 lakh seized at Bhubaneswar airport

Bhubaneswar: Another attempt to smuggle gold at the Biju Patnaik International Airport here was thwarted when sleuths of the Air Intelligence Unit of Customs seized the precious yellow metal worth Rs 8 lakh from a youth of Mohali on Saturday. Acting on a tip-off, the Customs official intercepted the youth who arrived from Bangkok in […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Two quintals of ganja seized, 2 held in Balasore

Balasore: The district police seized ganja weighing 2 quintals from a car at Seragada toll plaza in Balasore district late last night. Two persons -including driver of the vehicle Muktikanta Nayak and his associate Rehman Khan have been arrested in this connection. Acting on a tip-off, Khantapada police intercepted an Innova car heading towards Balasore […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Gold stashed in 'mixer grinder' seized at Bhubaneswar airport

Bhubaneswar: It seems that smugglers are trying all possible means to traffic gold through Bhubaneswar International airport and devising new strategies to evade the customs officials. However, such attempts have so far failed as the officials of Customs department again on Monday seized 700 grams of gold that was being smuggled inside a mixer grinder. […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Gold biscuits worth over Rs 76 lakh seized in Khurda

Khurda: Sleuths of Revenue Intelligence Directorate on Sunday seized 15 gold biscuits from a passenger at Khurda Road Junction railway station. Acting on a tip off, the sleuths raided the railway station and seized nearly 2.5 kg of gold biscuits, worth more than Rs 76.59 lakh, with Myanmar markings, from a passenger travelling from Guwahati […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Three arrested for smuggling turtles

Malkangiri: Three persons including one from Andhra Pradesh were arrested by Forest Department officials at Kalimela in Malkangiri district while they were transporting turtles in a pick-up van from bordering Andhra Pradesh. Acting on a tip-off, a team of Forest personnel intercepted a van at MPV-60 village under Kalimela forest range area and seized around […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Brown sugar worth Rs 30 lakh in Cuttack

Cuttack: The flying squad of Excise department on Monday seized 280 grams of brown sugar worth nearly Rs 30 lakh following raids at two places in Cuttack.   Two drug peddlers from Aradabazar area in Balasore have also been arrested in this connection. The accused have been identified as Sk Sahid (30) and Jada Soren […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Ganja smuggling racket busted, 4 held

Phulbani: The Excise department officials on Thursday busted a Ganja smuggling racket in Phulbani in Kandhamal district and arrested four persons in this connection. Acting on a tip off, the officials raided suspected spots in the city and seized about 35 kg of ganja worth around Rs 5 lakh from four peddlers. The arrested have […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Elephant tusks seized; 2 held in Dhenkanal 

Dhenkanal: Forest officials seized two elephant tusks and arrested two persons on charges of smuggling them from Mahabiroda forest range in Dhenkanal district today. The accused were identified as Kartik Nayak and Ranesh Nayak. The officials seized the tusks weighing 2.3 kg and 2. 2 kg.

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021