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One arrested for smuggling 24K gold paste worth Rs 44.4 lakh at Chennai airport

One arrested for smuggling 24K gold paste worth Rs 44.4 lakh at Chennai airport

The gold has been seized under the Customs Act 1962.

Oct 20, 2020, 19:38 PM IST
Gold worth Rs 33.3 lakh concealed in vaseline, hair gel seized at Chennai airport

Gold worth Rs 33.3 lakh concealed in vaseline, hair gel seized at Chennai airport

“It is for the first time that we have detected gold paste in hair gel tubes. This is a new modus operandi,” Rajan Chaudhary, Commissioner, Customs told Zee Media.  

Oct 19, 2020, 19:17 PM IST
Three arrested for attempted smuggling of 4.14 kg gold worth Rs 2.16 cr in Chennai

Three arrested for attempted smuggling of 4.14 kg gold worth Rs 2.16 cr in Chennai

All passengers had arrived from Dubai.   

Oct 17, 2020, 18:28 PM IST
Four arrested in Chennai for smuggling drugs to Australia in spice packets

Four arrested in Chennai for smuggling drugs to Australia in spice packets

Plastic pouches containing white crystalline powder were found concealed inside when the packets were opened. 

Oct 13, 2020, 18:40 PM IST
3 arrested for smuggling 2.88 kg gold worth Rs 1.32 crore in Chennai

3 arrested for smuggling 2.88 kg gold worth Rs 1.32 crore in Chennai

Twelve bundles (four each) of gold paste weighing over 2.77 kg were recovered from their rectum. 

Oct 12, 2020, 20:12 PM IST
IIT Madras researchers develop, file patent for anti-bacterial, biodegradable food wrapper

IIT Madras researchers develop, file patent for anti-bacterial, biodegradable food wrapper

According to the Institute, the antibacterial agent that is used on the packaging is also approved by the food authority for consumption. 

Oct 12, 2020, 19:08 PM IST
Indian Coast Guard launches Offshore Patrol vessel ‘Vigraha’, to be stationed at Vishakapatnam

Indian Coast Guard launches Offshore Patrol vessel ‘Vigraha’, to be stationed at Vishakapatnam

Vigraha, also known as (Yard-45007) is likely to be inducted into Indian Coast Guard in March 2021.

Oct 06, 2020, 17:45 PM IST
Customs officials seize smuggled gold worth Rs 34.2 lakh in Chennai

Customs officials seize smuggled gold worth Rs 34.2 lakh in Chennai

A total of 653 grams gold of 24k purity valued at Rs 34.23 lakh was extracted and seized under the Customs Act 1962. 

Oct 05, 2020, 17:33 PM IST
Smuggled gold worth Rs 46.4 lakh seized from Chennai airport

Smuggled gold worth Rs 46.4 lakh seized from Chennai airport

A total of 891 grams of gold was recovered and seized under the Customs Act 1962.

Oct 04, 2020, 18:30 PM IST
Remove abandoned vehicles from public spaces, prevent mosquito breeding: Madras HC orders Greater Chennai Corporation

Remove abandoned vehicles from public spaces, prevent mosquito breeding: Madras HC orders Greater Chennai Corporation

"Even if the vehicles are parked on streets and roads, the Corporation must undertake measures for fogging through appropriate equipment," said the MHC.

Sep 29, 2020, 23:21 PM IST
MDMA tablets worth Rs 5 lakh smuggled from Netherlands seized in Chennai

MDMA tablets worth Rs 5 lakh smuggled from Netherlands seized in Chennai

The parcel was addressed to an individual in Chennai city, but the address was found to be incomplete.

Sep 28, 2020, 22:51 PM IST
1.62 kg gold worth Rs 83.7 lakh smuggled from Dubai seized in Chennai, three arrested

1.62 kg gold worth Rs 83.7 lakh smuggled from Dubai seized in Chennai, three arrested

This is regarded as a major seizure of gold in the city since the COVID-19 induced lockdown began in late March.

Sep 27, 2020, 18:02 PM IST
Gold, drones, phones worth Rs 62.6 lakh seized at Chennai airport

Gold, drones, phones worth Rs 62.6 lakh seized at Chennai airport

Officials say this is the first major seizure of electronic items since February. 

Sep 23, 2020, 19:41 PM IST
Doctor who risked his life offering oxygen support to save elderly patient, on path to COVID-19 recovery

Doctor who risked his life offering oxygen support to save elderly patient, on path to COVID-19 recovery

Sanket was taken off ECMO support on Tuesday and his lungs with 40% oxygen support are able to sustain oxygenation at 100% oxygen saturation. 

Sep 23, 2020, 19:20 PM IST
MDMA pills from France worth Rs 4 lakh with derogatory sign ‘ACAB’ seized in Chennai

MDMA pills from France worth Rs 4 lakh with derogatory sign ‘ACAB’ seized in Chennai

The seized tablets contain around 250mg of MDMA which is a very high dose.

Sep 22, 2020, 19:44 PM IST
Madras High Court seeks Tamil Nadu govt's response over possible ban on online gambling, violent games

Madras High Court seeks Tamil Nadu govt's response over possible ban on online gambling, violent games

The case has been adjourned for September 29 for the State Government to file their response. 

Sep 15, 2020, 18:59 PM IST
Psychotropic drugs worth over Rs 12 lakh seized by Chennai Air Customs

Psychotropic drugs worth over Rs 12 lakh seized by Chennai Air Customs

These drugs are psychotropic substances falling under Schedule ‘X’ & ‘H’ of Drug and Cosmetic Rule 1945 and are also covered under the NDPS Act, 1985. 

Sep 15, 2020, 18:41 PM IST
MDMA pills, crystals worth Rs 7 lakhs seized at Chennai Airport

MDMA pills, crystals worth Rs 7 lakhs seized at Chennai Airport

"Total 215 MDMA pills and 7 grams of MDMA crystals valued at Rs 7 lakhs were recovered and seized under the NDPS Act, 1985," read the official statement.

Sep 02, 2020, 19:18 PM IST
Chennai and neighbouring places to go under complete lockdown for 12 days from June 19

Chennai and neighbouring places to go under complete lockdown for 12 days from June 19

Grocery shops, vegetable shops and petrol pumps will be opened for limited hours, and hotels can only be opened for take-away orders.

Jun 15, 2020, 16:11 PM IST
Chennai doctors extract 526 teeth from 7-year-old's mouth

Chennai doctors extract 526 teeth from 7-year-old's mouth

Suffering from a rare case of "compound composite ondontome", the boy was brought to the hospital with a swelling in his lower right jaw. Medical investigations showed he had a lot of rudimentary

Jul 31, 2019, 18:08 PM IST