The explosion in Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, shocked the entire world. Hundreds of people lost their lives in unsafely stored ammonium nitrates. After the occurrence of this phenomenon, countries that store ammonium nitrate seem to be alert. In India too, Chennai has 700 tons of ammonium nitrate for five years.

The customs officer said that in 2015 a chemical worth Rs 1.80 crore was seized from an importer in Tamil Nadu, the importer termed it as fertilizer grade while it was explosive grade. He said that the consignment imported from South Korea is safe and its e-auction process is going on.

On the other hand, the Indirect Taxes and Customs Board (CBIC) has directed all field offices to check in 48 hours that explosive material kept in customs warehouses and ports meets all safety and fire prevention standards. And there is no threat to people’s lives.

CBIC said on Thursday that it had taken this precautionary step in the wake of the explosion of similar material in Lebanon. CBIC tweeted, “Customs and field offices are instructed to check the explosive material kept at warehouses and ports and see that their storage has been done in line with safety and fire protection standards and these people There is no threat to the life of him. ”

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