Relief goods for Nepal quake victims held up at customs: UN
Relief goods for Nepal quake victims held up at customs: UN

Some of the relief material for survivors of Nepal's devastating earthquake was being held up at the country's only international airport because of customs bottlenecks, the United Nations said on Saturday, as the death toll from the disaster passed 6,600.

Woman air passenger held for trying to smuggle gold bars in Mumbai

Mumbai: A woman passenger has been arrested at the Mumbai international airport for allegedly trying to smuggle 3.84 kgs of gold worth about Rs 94.94 lakh into the country from the UAE, a Customs official said today.

Mumbai airport officer among five held for gold smuggling

Mumbai: A Terminal Manager at the city's international airport was among five persons arrested by Customs sleuths in three separate gold smuggling cases.

US sees world trade deal at risk over customs disaccord

The World Trade Organisation is facing a "crisis" because of disagreement -- most notably with India -- over improved customs procedures, the United States said Friday.

India threatens to derail WTO deal, prompts angry US rebuke

India threatened on Friday to block a worldwide reform of custom rules, which some estimates say could add $1 trillion to the global economy and create 21 million jobs, prompting a U.S. warning that its demands could kill global trade reform efforts.

India blocks WTO deal on customs rules as deadline nears

India blocked an agreement on new global customs rules on Thursday, angering fellow members of the World Trade Organization who say Delhi`s veto could be costly, economically and politically.

Two held with 5 kg gold at Hyderabad airport

Over 5 kg gold which was allegedly being smuggled via the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) at Shamshabad here was Wednesday seized by Customs officials and two passengers arrested in connection.

Russia says Ukrainian shells hit its territory

Russia said Saturday that three shells fired by Ukrainian troops have hit a customs post and residential areas inside its territory, causing damage but no injuries.

2 arrested for trying to smuggle foreign currency

Customs officials at International Airport here have arrested two persons for allegedly trying to smuggle out foreign currency notes of different countries.

Hong Kong customs make USD 1m ivory bust

Hong Kong customs have seized USD 1 million worth of illegal ivory hidden in luggage on a flight bound for Cambodia, officials said today.

Justin Bieber detained by US customs officials

Pop sensation Justin Bieber was reportedly detained at the Los Angeles International Airport for two hours while he was coming back from Tokyo.

More than 1,000 fake FIFA World Cup trophies seized in China

Chinese customs officers have reportedly seized more than 1,000 fake FIFA World Cup statuettes during a raid on a warehouse.

Customs seeks data server of passenger info to check smuggling

The spurt in gold and drugs smuggling cases has prompted Mumbai Airport Customs to seek a separate data server of air passengers` detailed information available with immigration authorities, and three more sniffer dogs to clamp down on smugglers at the international airport.

Customs official found dead in Delhi hotel

A 46-year-old customs official was found dead in a hotel here Friday morning, said police.

Deputy Commissioner Customs sentenced to 1 year imprisonment

A former deputy commissioner of Customs has been sentenced by special CBI court in Chennai to undergo one year rigorous imprisonment in a case of bribery, agency spokesperson said here today.

Customs `detain` Rs 20-lakh silver trophy from ICC official

An ICC official was caught allegedly bringing into the country a silver trophy worth Rs 20 lakh without paying customs duty at IGI aiport here following which it was seized.

Two Customs officials convicted in bribery case

Two Customs officials, including a Deputy Commissioner, were today convicted in a bribery case filed by CBI, with a special court awarding them one year rigorous imprisonment each.

Security breach at Mumbai airport as CISF, Customs fight

In a security breach, the two gates of the Mumbai International Airport were left unattended on Wednesday for over three hours.

`Delay in inquiry no reason to quash deptt proceedings`

The Bombay High Court has refused to grant relief to a Customs officer facing department inquiry for misconduct and fraud.

Dia Mirza fined for undeclared goods by customs

Dia Mirza was Saturday fined by customs for carrying undeclared luxury goods like cosmetics and expensive purses when she returned to Mumbai from Bangkok.