Customs Seize 4,600 Used Laptops Worth Rs 4.11 Cr in Nhava Sheva

The Customs department seized 4,600 used laptops and over 1,000 computer parts worth Rs 4.11 crore in Nhava Sheva, based on a tip-off. The items were imported from the UAE, and a simultaneous search led to the arrest of the mastermind cum proprietor. Further investigations are ongoing.


PTI | Mumbai | Updated: 10-06-2024 14:34 IST | Created: 10-06-2024 14:34 IST
Customs Seize 4,600 Used Laptops Worth Rs 4.11 Cr in Nhava Sheva
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In a significant crackdown, the Customs department has seized 4,600 used laptops and over 1,000 computer parts, valued at Rs 4.11 crore, in Nhava Sheva, an official announced on Monday.

Acting on a tip-off, officials from the Special Intelligence and Investigation Branch (SIIB) at Jawaharlal Nehru Custom House intercepted the consignment from the UAE, which contained items from a Hong Kong-based supplier.

Authorities revealed that the smuggled electronics were being imported without proper DGFT authorization, disguised as motherboard casing through Delhi's Inland Container Depot. The operation led to simultaneous raids in Mumbai and Delhi, culminating in the arrest of the import firm's proprietor and the recovery of Rs 27.37 lakh in cash. Investigations are still underway.

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