Life around Sampurna Nagar, on the border between India and Nepal, revolves around illegally—and creatively—moving goods between the two countries
The arrest of Uzbek smuggler Olga Kozireva 12 years ago brought to light one of the most brazen illicit operations this country has ever seen. But those likely to get away are the government officials who were bribed with money and sex to look the other way
It is a thriving trade, the smuggling of bullocks across the Indo-Bangladesh border for slaughter. To contain it, however, India is better served tackling corruption than shooting at suspects
As the price of gold hovers around record numbers, memories of another time when you, like Susan, were probably a gold smuggler.
“I continued to tip off Customs like a good soldier. Even outgoing consignments of ketamine, mandrax, ecstasy tablets, heroin and red sanders have been caught thanks to me”