Tag Archive: Smuggling


Gold Biscuits Found In The Abdomen Of A Businessman

 

 

 

 

” In a bizarre case, doctors of a city hospital found 12 gold biscuits each weighing 33g inside the abdomen of a 63-year-old businessman.

  The businessman had come to the hospital for surgery, stating that he had swallowed a water bottle cap and wanted to get it out of his body.

“ He approached us on April 7 seeking surgery to remove a water bottle cap which he claimed he had accidentally swallowed. We got an X-ray done and it didn’t appear to be a cap. As the gold bars got stacked one behind the other it appeared to be a metal,” said Dr C S Ramachandran, senior consulting surgeon at Sir Ganga Ram hospital.

  A team of doctors operated upon him on Apr 9 to get through the abdominal cavity and remove the foreign metal. “We were shocked to find not one but 12 gold biscuits in his abdomen. When we asked him he was not ready to speak. We immediately sealed them in a container and handed it over to the medical superintendent,” said Dr Ramachandran adding that the patient was discharged on Apr 15.”

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Indian Cleaners Find 24 Gold Bars In Aircraft Toilet After Flight From Bangkok

 

 

” Aircraft cleaners in Eastern India discovered a stash of gold bars in the bathroom of a commercial aircraft worth more than $1.1 million on Tuesday.

The 24 gold bars were discovered inside two bags aboard the Jet Airways flight as it was being cleaned in Kolkata airport, said officials.

The plane that carried the 2.2lb of gold had arrived from Bangkok earlier in the evening before making stops in India.

Gold smuggling in India is on the rise after the country raised its import duty from 10 percent to 15 percent, the third time it was raised this year as the country tries to  reduce demand for precious metal. Indians traditionally hoard gold in the belief that it will bring them financial security.”

 

 

That’s a hell of a tip .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cigarette Taxes And Cigarette Smuggling By State

 

 

 

 

” Public policies often have unintended consequences that outweigh their benefits. One consequence of high state cigarette tax rates has been increased smuggling, as criminals procure discounted packs from low-tax states to sell in high-tax states. Growing cigarette tax differentials have made cigarette bootlegging both a national problem and a lucrative criminal enterprise.

Every two years, scholars at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, a Michigan think tank, use a statistical analysis of available data to estimate smuggling rates for each state.[1] Their most recent report uses 2011 data and finds that smuggling rates generally rise in states after they adopt large cigarette tax increases. Smuggling rates have dropped in some states, however, often where neighboring states have higher cigarette tax rates. Table 1 shows the data for each state, comparing 2011 and 2006 smuggling rates and tax changes.

New York is the highest net importer of smuggled cigarettes, totaling 60.9 percent of the total cigarette market in the state. New York also has the highest state cigarette tax ($4.35 per pack), not counting the local New York City cigarette tax (an additional $1.50 per pack). Smuggling in New York has risen sharply since 2006 (+70 percent), as has the tax rate (+190 percent).”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Four Female Prison Guards Impregnated By Same Inmate

 

 

 

 

” Four female prison guards in Baltimore fell pregnant to the same inmate, according to authorities who have busted a major smuggling gang inside the jail system.

Two of the women tattooed the inmate’s name on their bodies and he showered three of them with expensive gifts including cars and jewelry

The scheme involved smuggling drugs and cell phones into Baltimore City Detention Center.

Thirteen female corrections officers, seven inmates and five alleged co-conspirators are charged with racketeering, money laundering and possession with the intent to distribute.

Officials say all 13 have been suspended without pay and the department is moving to fire them.

The affidavit says the corrections officers helped members of the notorious Black Guerilla Family gang smuggle cell phones, marijuana, prescription pills and cigarettes into the jail to sell to other inmates and make thousands of dollars.”

 

 

 

 

 

53 King Cobras In Car?! Vietnam Man Caught Illegally Transporting Snakes

 

 

” Vietnamese police say they have seized 53 king cobras from a car in Hanoi and arrested the driver.

Officer Dang Van Hanh said Monday the live snakes were taken to a wildlife rescue center near the capital where they treated before being released into the wild.

King cobras are the world’s longest venomous snake, and grow up to 5.5 meters (18) feet.

The meat of the king cobras is considered a delicacy by some in Vietnam, where hunting and trading the snakes is banned. The snakes are also sometimes preserved in traditional medicines.”