Kochi, Nov 18 (UNI) Customs authorities at the Cochin Port last night seized three container loads of rice being smuggled to the West-Asia in a declared consignment of coconuts, officials said today.
Senior Customs officials told UNI that two more container loads, which had already been loaded onto a Dubai-bound ship, were also being searched.
However, no arrests have been made so far.
Export of non-basmati rice had been banned by the Centre earlier this year to rein in inflation.
Further details were awaited.
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