The Customs has seized textiles price over ₹Three crore being smuggled to Bangladesh by way of the riverine route of West Bengal. Six folks have additionally been arrested on this connection.
This is among the greatest seizure within the latest previous, a launch by the Union Finance Ministry mentioned.
Based mostly on particular intelligence, a fishing trawler was intercepted by the officers of the Commissionerate of Customs (Preventive) West Bengal, within the intervening night time of September 6 and September 7. The trawler was coming from Diamond Harbour in the direction of Sagar Island. On being noticed it modified course and was lastly intercepted close to Geonkhali, some 70 km from Kolkata.
Upon search of the trawler, numerous “incriminating paperwork together with identification playing cards of Bangladeshi and Indian nationals had been discovered”. Cellphones with Bangladeshi SIM playing cards had been additionally recovered.
“The individuals on board the trawler had been participating in smuggling of sarees and clothes hid in about 400 gunny baggage having a price of ₹3.Three crore. Interrogation of arrested individuals confirmed that the vessel was heading to cross over to Bangladesh with an intention to smuggle Indian items to Bangladesh. Additional investigation within the matter is below course of,” the discharge talked about.