Press Release Regarding seizure of 9210 Kgs. of red sanders
April, 23rd 2010
SEIZURE OF 9210 KGS.OF RED SANDERS WOOD VALUED AT RS. 36.84 LAKHS
Acting on a specific intelligence, the officers of DRI, Kolkata Zonal Unit detained an export container at N.S.Dock, Kolkata. The declared goods were Mica Powder, quantity being 700 bags. The container was bound for export to Dubai through N.S.Dock.. On examination on 16.04.2010, the container was found to be stuffed with red coloured logs of wood of assorted sizes believed to be Red Sanders Wood, a prohibited item for export. Total weight of the Red Sanders Wood, recovered from the container was 9210 kgs. valued at Rs. 36.84 lakhs, which were kept concealed under 225 bags of mica powder weighing 6.64 MT. Total seizure value of the case worked out to Rs.38.88 lakhs.