PRESS RELEASE - Seizure of red sanders wood weighing 17290 Kg. valued at Rs. 1.73 Crore
February, 11th 2011
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA DIRECTORATE OF REVENUE INTELLIGENCE KOLKATA ZONAL UNIT 8, Ho Chi-Minh Sarani, Kolkata- 700071 Telephone:- (033)-2282 3321, Fax:- (033)-2282 4465 ______________________________________________________________________________
Press release SEIZURE OF 17290 KGS. OF RED SANDERS WOOD HAVING TOTAL SEIZURE VALUE RS. 1.90 CRORE
Acting on a specific intelligence, the DRI officers of Siliguri under Kolkata Zonal Unit had effected a seizure of Red Sanders Wood weighing 17290 kgs. valued at Rs. 1.73 crore from two trucks bearing registration no. AS-16A-0732 and NL-02G-2619 on 08.02.2011 at Ghoshpukur, Dist-Darjeeling, W.B. The logs of 17290 kgs of Red Sanders Wood, recovered from the trucks were kept concealed under 504 sacks of marble chips weighing 10.62 MT. The 17290 kgs. of Red Sanders Wood, 504 sacks of marble chips and the carrier trucks were seized under section 110 of the Customs Act, 1962 on reasonable belief that the said Red Sanders were meant for illegal export to Nepal through an unauthorised route. Total seizure value of the case is Rs. 1.90 crore. Two drivers and one helper of the carrier vehicles involved in carrying the Red Sanders Wood were arrested. Further investigation is in progress.
Sd/ 10.02.2011 (VASA SESHAGIRI RAO, IRS) ADDITIONAL DIRECTOR GENERAL