INDIA: More Indian Customs cargo corruption uncovered

Indian authorities have seized over US$280,000 worth of smuggled electronic goods from the air cargo department at Kochi International Airport (India) with cargo Customs officers implicated in the illegal shipment. The seizure of the goods, carried by Silk Airlines from Singapore, was part of a wider operation that also saw over $300,000 of similar goods […]


Indian authorities have seized over US$280,000 worth of smuggled electronic goods from the air cargo department at Kochi International Airport (India) with cargo Customs officers implicated in the illegal shipment. The seizure of the goods, carried by Silk Airlines from Singapore, was part of a wider operation that also saw over $300,000 of similar goods seized at Chennai Airport. A man and eventually four others, was arrested when he tried to claim the goods and was linked to 20 similar consignments over the last three months. The Customs officers were suspended and another transferred, pending a full inquiry into their part of the illegal operation. Chennai Airport saw a crackdown on corruption at the cargo Customs department this year, but both it and Cochin are allegedly still considered easy entries into India for smugglers.