Directorate of Revenue Intelligence

DRI official, two others sent to judicial custody in bribery case

The Additional Director General, of Ludhiana DRI and the two others, are allegedly said to be involved in a Rs 25 lakh bribery case. All three were produced at a special CBI Judge Kiran Bansal's residence.

Jan 02, 2020, 18:02 PM IST

Syndicate smuggling animal body parts busted in Kolkata, tusks and Tiger teeth recovered

About 12 kilos of Elephant tusks and five pieces of Tiger teeth - cumulatively valued at Rs 1.147 crores - were recovered and seized by Directorate of Revenue Intelligence.

Jul 30, 2019, 21:45 PM IST

Lakhs of illegally imported cigarette sticks seized in West Bengal, Assam

It is suspected that the rather porous border between Myanmar and India has given smugglers the opportunity to push in illegal cigarettes in the country. 

Jul 24, 2019, 17:52 PM IST

6 Pakistani men arrested for smuggling 218 kg narcotics at Gujarat port

On board the Pakistani boat, 194 packets of illicit drugs were recovered by the Coast Guard, the statement said.  An Indian fishing boat which was found to be suspicious was also detained along with its crew.

May 25, 2019, 18:57 PM IST

DRI busts fake exports racket to Bangladesh; six arrested

Acting on a tip-off, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) busted a major racket of fake exports to Bangladesh.

Mar 02, 2019, 22:45 PM IST

DRI seizes gold worth Rs.3.77 crores from Indo-Bangla border

The accused had hidden the gold biscuits in specially tailored waist belts.

Jan 09, 2019, 21:40 PM IST

DRI seized 3.5 crores worth foreign currency, arrested Afghan national in Delhi

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on Saturday arrested an Afghan national for possession of foreign currency worth Rs 3.5 crore (approx).

Nov 11, 2018, 22:34 PM IST

DRI seizes over Rs 6 crore worth gold; arrests 5 Bhutanese nationals

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on Thursday seized 20 kg of smuggled gold and arrested five Bhutanese nationals in the national capital. The gold was worth Rs 6 crore. 

Nov 01, 2018, 20:28 PM IST

DRI seizes 6.9 kg gold from Chennai airport, probe on

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on Sunday seized 6.9 kg gold worth almost Rs 2,25,000 from two people at Chennai airport.

Oct 28, 2018, 19:26 PM IST

DRI seizes exotic birds smuggled into India from Bangladesh

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has seized exotic birds smuggled into India from Bangladesh at Kolkata airport, according to an official statement.

Sep 28, 2018, 20:42 PM IST

DRI seize around 8,000 kgs of shark fins from Mumbai, Gujarat

Dried shark fins were meant for illicit export to China and Hong Kong. 

Sep 03, 2018, 19:37 PM IST

1125 endangered tortoises seized from Vizag station, were to be smuggled to Bangladesh; three accused held

The endangered species, also known as 'Geochelone elegans' were being exported from India to Bangladesh.

Aug 05, 2018, 16:50 PM IST

Six pieces of ivory seized in West Bengal, two held

This is the third such seizure by DRI this year in north Bengal and Assam regions.

Jul 19, 2018, 16:47 PM IST

Jet Airways terminates services of air hostess arrested for smuggling crores of Dollars

Jet Airways has terminated the services of the air hostess, who was recently arrested by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence or DRI for carrying US Dollars worth over Rs 3 crores.

Jan 11, 2018, 21:43 PM IST

Jet Airways air hostess, who smuggled lakhs of dollars, sent to jail

The lady crew member of a Hong Kong-bound flight was arrested at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport on the intervening night of January 7 and January 8. 

Jan 09, 2018, 18:02 PM IST

DRI seizes 52 kg smuggled gold worth Rs 15 cr from Mundra port

Sleuths of the Gandhidham regional unit of DRI seized the gold from a consignment of Param Equipments Pvt Ltd, concealed in a frame of egg incubator last night, DRI deputy director HK Singh told reporters.

May 21, 2017, 20:27 PM IST

Kerala: DRI recovers Rs 45.69 lakh concealed in bunch of bananas

Officials of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized unaccounted Saudi riyal worth Rs 45.69 lakh from two Dubai-bound passengers at the Kozhikode Airport on Thursday.

Feb 01, 2017, 08:55 AM IST

Noida SEZ: DRI seizes Rs 2.60 cr cash, 95kg gold, silver

A total of Rs 2.60 crore cash and 95 kg of gold and silver has been seized and four persons arrested by the DRI in connection with its probe into alleged diversion of duty free gold worth about Rs 140 crore, imported under a special concession scheme, by a firm operating from a Noida-based SEZ.


Dec 24, 2016, 20:57 PM IST

Hawala racket busted in Chennai, Rs 1.34 crore in new Rs 2000 notes seized

Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) officials busted a hawala gang and seized Rs 1.34 crore in new Rs 2000 notes near Chennai airport on Thursday.

Dec 22, 2016, 14:55 PM IST

$505 billion outflow of black money from India 'heavily exaggerated', Directorate of Revenue Intelligence to SIT

Global Financial Integrity had in its report "Illicit Financial Flows from Developing Countries 2004-2013" estimated that black money outflow from India for the period was to the tune of USD 505 bn.

Jun 12, 2016, 11:22 AM IST