PRESS RELEASE - Seizure of 6110 Kgs. of red sanders wood having total seizure value Rs. 69.94 lakhs
April, 07th 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 6110 KGS. OF RED SANDERS WOOD HAVING TOTAL SEIZURE VALUE RS. 69.94 LAKH
Acting on a specific intelligence, the DRI officers of Siliguri under Kolkata Zonal Unit had effected a seizure of Red sanders wood weighing 6110 kg. valued at Rs. 61.10 lakhs from a truck bearing registration no. HR-55F-4435 on 03.04.2011 at Ghoshpukur, Dist-Darjeeling, W.B. The logs of 6110 kg of red sanders wood, recovered from the truck were kept concealed under 272 pcs. of Indian style sanitary pans & 960 pcs. of small pipes. The 6110 kg. of red sanders wood, 272 pcs. of Indian style sanitary pan, 960 pcs. of small pipes and the carrier truck were seized under section 110 of the Customs Act, 1962 on reasonable belief that the said goods were meant for illegal export to Nepal through unauthorised route. Total seizure value of the case is Rs. 69.94 lakh. Two drivers of the said truck involved in carrying the red sanders wood knowingly, were arrested. Further investigation is in progress.
Sd/ (04.04.2011) (VASA SESHAGIRI RAO, IRS) ADDITIONAL DIRECTOR GENERAL