PRESS RELEASE - Seizure of red sanders wood weighing 6360 Kg. valued at Rs. 63.60 lakh
June, 14th 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 6360 KG. OF RED SANDERS WOOD HAVING TOTAL SEIZURE VALUE ` 71.18 LAKH
Acting on a specific intelligence, the DRI officers of Siliguri under Kolkata Zonal Unit effected a seizure of Red Sanders Wood weighing 6360 kg. valued at ` 63.60 lakh from a truck bearing registration no. NL-05D-6192 on 13.06.2011 at Leuchipokhri, P.S.-Phansidewa, Dist-Darjeeling. The logs were kept concealed under 235 pcs. of Indian style sanitary pans & 104 pcs. of small pipes. 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 to Nepal through unauthorised route. Total seizure value of the case is ` 71.18 lakh. The driver and the helper of the said truck involved in carrying the Red Sanders Wood knowingly were arrested. Further investigation is in progress.
Sd/13.06.2011 (P.K.GOEL) ADDITIONAL DIRECTOR GENERAL