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.

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.

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.

Jewellery still with customs, says Minissha Lamba

Minissha Lamba says the jewellery is still in the possession of the customs authorities.

Three customs, port employees nabbed for accepting bribes

The Mumbai anti-corruption branch (ACB) of the CBI apprehended three officers for accepting bribe while on duty in separate operations and seized large amounts of cash from them, an official said Friday.

`Names of passengers penalised by Customs can be made public`

The names of passengers who have
been penalised by the Customs for unauthorised imports can be
made public under the RTI Act, the Central Information
Commission has held.

Pakistan customs detains 152 NATO supply vehicles

Pakistan Customs officials reportedly found some tampering in NATO documents.

Delhi HC chides Customs for not deporting acquitted Pakistani

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday pulled
up the Customs department at IGI Airport for not deporting a
Pakistani national despite his acquittal in a case in December
last year.