Directorate of Revenue Intelligence seizes 24 export container at MPT

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Vasco: The officers from Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, Goa Chapter on Monday seized  about 24 export containers at MPT yard in Mormugao.

The containers were suspected  to be containing“natural Garnet” by M/s. Aryan Mines & Minerals, Thane, Maharashtra. #Goa #COVID-19

As per MPT Sources, Natural Garnet  can only be canalized through Indian Rare Earths Limited (IREL) however the exporter had mis-classified the cargo as ‘NATURAL ABRASIVE STONE SIZE 30-60’  and attempted to export a restricted item.

“Natural Garnet is a ‘Beach Sand Mineral’ and is restricted for export as per DGFT’s Notification number 26/2015 dated August 21 2018.  Investigation into export of  consignments by DRI sleuths suspected  to be “natural Garnet” by M/s. Aryan Mines & Minerals, Thane, Maharashtra. Total of 24 containers seized, Valued approx 1.25 crores” MPT Sources said.

“As per DGFT’s  Notification No-26/2015-2020 dated 21 August, 2018, the export of Beach Sand Minerals has been brought under STE and should be canalized through Indian Rare Earths Limited (IREL).

More details are awaited

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