PRESS RELEASE - Seizure of red sanders wood weighing 6190 Kg. valued at Rs. 61.90 lakh
June, 17th 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
SEIZURE OF 6190 KG. OF RED SANDERS WOOD HAVING TOTAL SEIZURE VALUE ` 72.22 LAKH
Acting on a specific intelligence, the DRI officers of Siliguri under Kolkata Zonal Unit effected a seizure of Red Sanders Wood weighing 6190 kg. valued at ` 61.90 lakh from a truck bearing registration no. HR-38N-4150 on 14.06.2011 at Goaltuli, P.S.-Phansidewa, Dist-Darjeeling. The logs were kept concealed under 123 sacks (6805 kg.) of potato. The goods alongwith concealment materials and the carrier truck were seized under section 110 of the Customs Act, 1962 on reasons to believe that the said Red Sanders Wood (a prohibited item for export as per the EXIM Policy) were meant for illegal export through Moreh border. Total seizure value of the case is ` 72.22 lakh. The driver of the said truck was arrested. Further investigation is in progress.
Sd/15.06.2011 (P.K.GOEL) ADDITIONAL DIRECTOR GENERAL