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Suspected R22 smuggler surrenders

Published: 3 January 2013 - 00:00
INDIA: A key suspect in a Euro1.4m refrigerant smuggling case has surrendered to police in New Delhi.
Rohit Sakhuja, a Delhi businessman, is now being held in custody for his alleged involvement in an international syndicate thought to be behind the smuggling of R22 refrigerant, air conditioners and cigarettes.

In June last year India's Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) recovered eight containers filled with smuggled items from abroad. In addition to cigarettes, the officials seized over 8,000 air conditioners of various brands and 6,000 cylinders of R22 refrigerant. The contraband was imported on false documents.

Officials immediately launched a hunt for two Delhi-based businessmen. One suspect, Ajit Chhadha, is already in custody.

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