DRI notifications and Press Release

DRI’s Existential Crisis: Governmental Blunder or Judicial Overlook?

Custom Duty - The elite investigation wing of the Central Revenue Department – Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (‘DRI’) had been facing an existential crisis since the landmark Canon India v. Commissioner of Customs[1] judgement which ousted its jurisdiction to exercise the functions of Officers of Customs viz. issuance of Show Cause Notice (...

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Drugs seized in 8 cases from Gujarat Ports in 2021 & 2022 by DRI

Custom Duty - GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF FINANCE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-3459 ANSWERED ON-MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 2022/SRAVANA 17, 1944 (SAKA) Drugs Seized from Gujarat Port 3459. SHRI ANTO ANTONY: Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state: (a) whether the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence or any other Central Agen...

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DRI busts factory manufacturing illicit psychotropic substances

Custom Duty - DRI busts factory manufacturing illicit psychotropic substances; seizes drugs worth Rs 245 crore Continuing its crackdown on drug syndicates involved in the manufacture, sale and distribution of drugs in the country, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) officers busted a clandestine factory in Yamunanagar, Haryana, that was invo...

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DRI seizes Red Sanders worth Rs. 11.70 crore under Operation Rakth Chandan

Custom Duty - Ministry of Finance DRI seizes Red Sanders worth Rs. 11.70 crore under “Operation Rakth Chandan” In line with its commitment to preserve the natural heritage of the nation, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has recovered 14.63 MT of Red Sanders, estimated at Rs 11.70 crore in the international market, from a consignment ...

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DRI seizes 52 kg Cocaine worth over Rs 500 crore under Operation Namkeen

Custom Duty - Continuing its streak of significant seizures, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has recovered 52 kg of cocaine, estimated to be valued at over Rs 500 crore in the international illicit market, from an import consignment. On the basis of extensive data analysis and field surveillance, intelligence was developed by DRI th...

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DRI & Indian Coast Guard interdict 218 kg heroin

Custom Duty - Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) & Indian Coast Guard (ICG) interdict 218 kg heroin in mid sea drug bust off the coast of Lakshadweep Islands An operation was launched by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) after it developed specific intelligence over a period of several months that two Indian boats would be sailin...

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HC stays Proceedings based on Notice issued by DRI

Vijay Baid @ Vicky Vs Union of India (Chhattisgarh High Court) - Vijay Baid @ Vicky Vs Union of India (Chhattisgarh High Court) Learned counsel for the petitioner would submit that pursuant to arrest made by Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on 01.05.2021 of two persons at Railway Station- Raipur, DRI further searched the house of petitioner on the same d...

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Seizure of Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) having face value of Rs.1.54 Crores by DRI

NA - (08/06/2011) - In yet another major success in its fight against the problem of smuggling and circulation of Fake Indian Currency Notes into India, the officials of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized FICN having face value of Rs.1.54 Crores in what is described as one of the bigg seizures of FIC...

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Seizure of 115 packets of cannabis weighing 2344.40 Kg. valued at Rs. 70.33 lakh – by DRI, Guwahati Regional Unit

NA - (25/05/2011) - Acting on a specific intelligence, officers of DRI, Guwahati Regional Unit under Kolkata Zonal Unit with the assistance of city police effected a seizure of 115 packets of cannabis weighing 2344.40 kg. valued at Rs. 70.33 lakh from a truck bearing registration no. WB-25B-4384 on 21.05.2011 at Jalukb...

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Seizure of Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) having total face value of Rs.12,90,500/- by DRI Siliguri Regional Unit

NA - (25/05/2011) - Acting on a specific intelligence, the officers of DRI Siliguri, Siliguri Regional Unit under Kolkata Zonal Unit effected a seizure on 21 .05.2011 at 16.00 hrs. and recovered Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) having total face value of Rs.12,90,500/- (2581 pcs. of Rs. 500/- denomination) from a lugg...

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SEBI – Discussion Paper on outsourcing of activities related to Intermediation Services

PRESS RELEASE NO. 17/2011 - (19/01/2011) - PRESS RELEASE NO. 17/2011, DATED 19-1-2011 SEBI has prepared a discussion paper on outsourcing of activities related to the intermediation services. The paper proposes certain principles for outsourcing, and indicates activities presently being outsourced by the intermediaries along with the suggest...

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Drugs seized in 8 cases from Gujarat Ports in 2021 & 2022 by DRI

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF FINANCE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-3459 ANSWERED ON-MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 2022/SRAVANA 17, 1944 (SAKA) Drugs Seized from Gujarat Port 3459. SHRI ANTO ANTONY: Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state: (a) whether the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence or any other Central Agen...

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DRI’s Existential Crisis: Governmental Blunder or Judicial Overlook?

The elite investigation wing of the Central Revenue Department – Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (‘DRI’) had been facing an existential crisis since the landmark Canon India v. Commissioner of Customs[1] judgement which ousted its jurisdiction to exercise the functions of Officers of Customs viz. issuance of Show Cause Notice (...

Read More
Posted Under: Custom Duty |

DRI busts factory manufacturing illicit psychotropic substances

DRI busts factory manufacturing illicit psychotropic substances; seizes drugs worth Rs 245 crore Continuing its crackdown on drug syndicates involved in the manufacture, sale and distribution of drugs in the country, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) officers busted a clandestine factory in Yamunanagar, Haryana, that was invo...

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Posted Under: Custom Duty |

DRI seizes Red Sanders worth Rs. 11.70 crore under Operation Rakth Chandan

Ministry of Finance DRI seizes Red Sanders worth Rs. 11.70 crore under “Operation Rakth Chandan” In line with its commitment to preserve the natural heritage of the nation, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has recovered 14.63 MT of Red Sanders, estimated at Rs 11.70 crore in the international market, from a consignment ...

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Posted Under: Custom Duty |

DRI seizes 52 kg Cocaine worth over Rs 500 crore under Operation Namkeen

Continuing its streak of significant seizures, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has recovered 52 kg of cocaine, estimated to be valued at over Rs 500 crore in the international illicit market, from an import consignment. On the basis of extensive data analysis and field surveillance, intelligence was developed by DRI th...

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Posted Under: Custom Duty |

HC stays Proceedings based on Notice issued by DRI

Vijay Baid @ Vicky Vs Union of India (Chhattisgarh High Court)

Vijay Baid @ Vicky Vs Union of India (Chhattisgarh High Court) Learned counsel for the petitioner would submit that pursuant to arrest made by Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on 01.05.2021 of two persons at Railway Station- Raipur, DRI further searched the house of petitioner on the same date and have seized gold bar, silver [&h...

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DRI & Indian Coast Guard interdict 218 kg heroin

Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) & Indian Coast Guard (ICG) interdict 218 kg heroin in mid sea drug bust off the coast of Lakshadweep Islands An operation was launched by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) after it developed specific intelligence over a period of several months that two Indian boats would be sailin...

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DRI seizes 15.93 kg smuggled foreign-origin gold worth Rs 8.38 crore

DRI seizes 15.93 kg foreign-origin gold worth Rs 8.38 crore smuggled via Indo-Myanmar border in Guwahati and Dimapur In another significant operation by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), against organised gold smuggling syndicates, code-named “Gold on the Highway”, 15.93 kg of foreign-origin gold smuggled though the Indo-...

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DRI seizes 61.5 kg gold concealed in Triangle Valves

In a covert intelligence operation code-named 'Golden Tap', the officers of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) intercepted an air cargo consignment on 11th May 2022 at Delhi Air Cargo Complex, on the suspicion that it might have smuggled gold concealed therein...

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DRI seizes 62 kg Heroin with estimated worth of Rs. 434 crore

DRI has unearthed yet another novel modus operandi and affected seizure of 62 kg Heroin on 10.05.2022 after interdicting an air cargo consignment. This is one of the biggest seizures of Heroin till date through courier/ cargo/ air passenger modes in India....

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