Friday, May 13, 2011

Zendran NoRuz trouble from customs

Back in March a 1 Pahlavi Gold coin I ordered as a NoRuz gift was seized by customs as a suspicious item. In April I was informed by homeland security that customs would be holding the coin as the american government has put an embargo on all items of Iranian origin from entering america. I was informed the resaon for this blanket ban is to get Iran to cease it’s nuclear program. Yesterday I recieved the full refund of my order, as the package was insured.
This act by the american government is a clear act of discrimination. They forget that all past sanctions against Iran since 9/11 have failed and the at the “war on terror” is an excuse to go after Iranians and others from Western/Central Asia in the same way the “cold war” was an excuse to go after people of Slavic origin, organized crime busts are used to go after Italians, and drug busts are used to target Black Africans and Latinos.
Below is the e-mail conversations I had with the company I ordered that coin from.

Re: Pahlavi coin order trouble
From:”J&M Coin & Jewellery Ltd.” [Add]
To:”Peter Khan Zendran”
Date:Tue, 15 Mar 2011 3:07 PM (2 months ago)
Show originalShow full header> When I spoke to one of your employees I was informed that my order which
> was being detained by the us department of homeland security’s customs
> and border agency on the order of agent stan balingit.

Dear Peter:

Confirming that US Customs did seize this item and they are currently
investigating. We are certain the item is not a counterfeit and will let
you know as soon as any details become available.

Thanks for dealing with J&M.

- Gary, Shipping


J&M Coin & Jewellery Ltd.
Winner of the Consumers Choice Award for ‘best local
jeweller’ in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009

127 E. Broadway, Vancouver, BC, Canada V5T 1W1
Phone: (604) 876-7181 Fax: (604) 876-1518
Toll-Free Ordering: 1-888-244-9999
e-mail: jandm@jandm.com http://www.jandm.com
Bullion Website at http://www.bullioncoinsandbars.com

Re: Pahlavi coin order trouble
From:”J&M Coin & Jewellery Ltd.” [Add]
To:”Peter Khan Zendran”
Date:Tue, 15 Mar 2011 3:30 PM (2 months ago)
Show originalShow full header> have they done this to other orders as well recently?

Hi Peter:

No. This is a first time for us and we’ve been in the business since 1967.

Thanks for dealing with J&M.

- Gary


J&M Coin & Jewellery Ltd.
Winner of the Consumers Choice Award for ‘best local
jeweller’ in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009

127 E. Broadway, Vancouver, BC, Canada V5T 1W1
Phone: (604) 876-7181 Fax: (604) 876-1518
Toll-Free Ordering: 1-888-244-9999
e-mail: jandm@jandm.com http://www.jandm.com
Bullion Website at http://www.bullioncoinsandbars.com

Re: Pahlavi coin order trouble
From:”J&M Coin & Jewellery Ltd.” [Add]
To:”Peter Khan Zendran”
Date:Tue, 26 Apr 2011 4:29 PM (2 weeks 1 day ago)
Show originalShow full headerDear Peter:

Customs has confirmed that they have seized the item based on the
country of origin (Iran). They will be sending us an official letter to
confirm this but that is the end of our involvement in this matter.

You can now either contact US Customs immediately to protest or you can
wait until we receive the letter and we can send you a copy of it. As
Canadians we have no authority in the matter.

Thanks for dealing with J&M.

- Gary


J&M Coin & Jewellery Ltd.
Winner of the Consumers Choice Award for ‘best local
jeweller’ in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009

127 E. Broadway, Vancouver, BC, Canada V5T 1W1
Phone: (604) 876-7181 Fax: (604) 876-1518
Toll-Free Ordering: 1-888-244-9999
e-mail: jandm@jandm.com http://www.jandm.com
Bullion Website at http://www.bullioncoinsandbars.com

Re: Pahlavi coin order trouble
From:”J&M Coin & Jewellery Ltd.” [Add]
To:”Peter Khan Zendran”
Date:Thu, 5 May 2011 2:16 PM (6 days 3 hours ago)
Show originalShow full headerPeter:

I checked with our bookkeeper and was informed that a refund cheque has
been prepared and sent to you.

The cheque number is 5689, issued and mailed April 29, 2011.

Thank you.

- Hemant


J&M Coin & Jewellery Ltd.
Winner of the Consumers Choice Award for ‘best local
jeweller’ in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009

127 E. Broadway, Vancouver, BC, Canada V5T 1W1
Phone: (604) 876-7181 Fax: (604) 876-1518
Toll-Free Ordering: 1-888-244-9999
e-mail: jandm@jandm.com http://www.jandm.com
Bullion Website at http://www.bullioncoinsandbars.com

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