An Information is any useful message received from the public or any person for that matter revealing fraudulent evasion of duty. It is the message based on which the department officials conduct further enquiry and investigation leading to seizure/ detention.
An Information has to be given in writing addressed to the Head of the department.
An Information should contain details of the evasion known, such as name & address of the firm, method adopted for the evasion, the persons responsible and other relevant details.
Reward is admissible to an informer who gives informati regarding the whereabouts, assets, immovable properti etc. of persons from whom arrears of duty, tax, fine, penalt etc. are to be realised and the information results in recover of arrears up to a maximum of 5% of the amount recovered.
For details and further conditions of Reward Policy, relevant circulars available at various Customs and Central Excise websites may be referred to
Information submitted in person or in writing would only be considered for grant of reward.
Phone: +91 484 2666100 or 2666422 (24x7)
email : siib[at]cochincustoms[dot]gov[dot]in
If the information pertains to Cochin International Airport or Cochin Air Cargo Complex you may contact :-
Superintendent (Air Intelligence Unit),
Cochin International Airport,
Phone: +91 484 2610074 or 9947717800
email : aiu[at]cochincustoms[dot]gov[dot]in