A Smuggling Town

Life around Sampurna Nagar, on the border between India and Nepal, revolves around illegally—and creatively—moving goods between the two countries

India’s Most Shocking Smuggling Racket

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

Confessions of a Customs Informer

“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”

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