PRESS RELEASE - Seizure of 6835 Kgs. of red sanders wood having total seizure value Rs. 79.34 lakhs
April, 04th 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 6835 KGS. OF RED SANDERS WOOD HAVING TOTAL SEIZURE VALUE RS. 79.34 LAKHS.
Acting on a specific intelligence, the DRI officers of Siliguri under Kolkata Zonal Unit had effected a seizure of Red Sanders Wood weighing 6835 kg. valued at Rs 68.35 lakh from a truck bearing registration no. NL-05D-8742 on 27.03.2011 at Goaltuli, P.S.-Phansidewa, Dist-Darjeeling, W.B. The logs of 6835 kg of red sanders wood, recovered from the truck were kept concealed under 181 pieces of Indian style sanitary pan, 100 pieces pvc cistern & 181 pieces of small pipes. The 6835 kg. of red sanders wood, 181 pieces of Indian style sanitary pan, 100 pieces pvc cistern & 181 pieces 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 unauthorized route. Total seizure value of the case is Rs. 79.34 lakh. The driver and the helper of the truck involved in carrying the Red Sanders Wood were arrested. Further investigation is in progress.
Sd/ (29.03.2011) (VASA SESHAGIRI RAO, IRS) ADDITIONAL DIRECTOR GENERAL