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High dose MDMA drug pills from Netherlands worth Rs 4 lakh seized in Chennai

High dose MDMA drug pills from Netherlands worth Rs 4 lakh seized in Chennai

The parcels were consigned to two individuals in Chennai. 

Nov 02, 2020, 22:33 PM IST
Rameshwaram fishermen allege attack by Sri Lankan Navy, video shows stones being hurled; watch

Rameshwaram fishermen allege attack by Sri Lankan Navy, video shows stones being hurled; watch

Leaders of the fishermen community allege that such incidents of intimidation and violence are very common and that their plight has not seen much improvement over the years.

Oct 27, 2020, 20:19 PM IST
Chennai Customs seize over Rs 13.7 lakh from cigarette packet, innerwear of Dubai-bound passenger

Chennai Customs seize over Rs 13.7 lakh from cigarette packet, innerwear of Dubai-bound passenger

On frisking, three bundles wrapped with black adhesive tape were recovered from his underwear. 

Oct 26, 2020, 19:22 PM IST
Three more held in Pune's Pimpri Chinchwad Rs 20 cr drug case, total 12 now

Three more held in Pune's Pimpri Chinchwad Rs 20 cr drug case, total 12 now

The Police has also raided and sealed a company named Sanyog Biotech where these drugs were made.

Oct 21, 2020, 19:27 PM IST
24K smuggled gold worth 45.4 lakhs seized at Chennai airport

24K smuggled gold worth 45.4 lakhs seized at Chennai airport

The gold was seized under the Customs Act, 1962.  

Oct 21, 2020, 17:00 PM IST
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
Income Tax Department conducts search, seizure operation in Ahmedabad

Income Tax Department conducts search, seizure operation in Ahmedabad

A large number of incriminating documents and digital data in mobile phones, pen-drives and computers were seized.

Oct 10, 2020, 15:25 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
Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal gives 'Durga Puja' gift to Kolkata, inaugurates Phoolbagan metro station

Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal gives 'Durga Puja' gift to Kolkata, inaugurates Phoolbagan metro station

The first phase of the East-West metro from Salt Lake Stadium to Salt Lake Sector V was inaugurated by Goyal on February 13 in 2020.

Oct 04, 2020, 20:16 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