Massachusetts town weighs nation's 1st tobacco ban

The cartons of Marlboros, cans of Skoal and packs of Swisher Sweets are hard to miss stacked near the entrance of Vincent's Country Store, but maybe not for much longer: All tobacco products could become contraband if local health officials get their way.

Underwater robot to help spot concealed contraband
Underwater robot to help spot concealed contraband

Spotting concealed contraband at ports can now be a lot easier as researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), including an Indian-origin scientist, have developed an oval-shaped submersible robot that can perform ultrasound scans.

Two arrested with contraband worth Rs 10 lakh in UP

Two persons were arrested with contraband worth Rs 10 lakh in Saini area here, police said.

Contraband seized in Bihar

Police Wednesday recovered over 600Grams of contraband brown sugar valued at around Rs.70 lakh from Halim chowk area of Bihar`s Kishanganj district.

Former IPS officer held guilty of pilfering seized contraband

A court on Friday held former IPS officer Saji Mohan guilty of pilfering seized contraband.

Nigerian arrested with Rs 1 cr contraband in Chandigarh

Chandigarh Police on Wednesday claimed to have busted a gang of drug peddling by arresting a Nigerian national and seized contraband having face value of Rs one crore.

Contraband valued about Rs 2 lakh seized

An alleged drug peddler was on Saturday
arrested with 350 grams of charas, worth about Rs 2 lakh
in the international market, in Anantnag district.

Infiltrator with contraband held along Indo-Bangla border

An infiltrator was arrested by the BSF along Indo-Bangladesh border in Meghalaya and contraband with a street value of Rs 7.10 lakh was recovered from him, officials said Thursday.

Three Indo-Canadians acquitted of smuggling heroin

A court here has acquitted three Indo-Canadians on charges of smuggling heroin worth millions of dollars in cricket bats and balls from India.

5 security personnel held with over Rs 5cr contraband in UP

Five security personnel
deployed in the duty of a local opium factory have been
arrested with contraband worth over Rs five crore in the
international market, police said here on Monday.