Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI): News

Drugs worth Rs. 120 crore seized, ex-Air India pilot arrested

In a major drug bust, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), Mumbai seized nearly 60 kilograms of mephedrone amounting to Rs. 120 crores from Maharashtra and Gujarat on Friday.

14 Jul 2022


OPPO India evaded Rs. 4,389 crore customs duty, says government

The stage is set for another battle between a Chinese smartphone maker and an Indian government agency. This time it's OPPO India and the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) who have locked horns.

30 Nov 2021


DRI seizes iPhone 13 units worth Rs. 42.86 crore

Following an investigation, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized over 3,646 units of the iPhone 13 series at the Mumbai Airport.

12 Oct 2021


NIA raids 5 NCR sites after Rs. 21,000cr drug bust

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) reportedly conducted raids at five locations in the National Capital Region on Tuesday in connection with the Mundra port drug bust.

21 Sep 2020


FinCEN files: All you need to know about the leak

Several Indian banks helped facilitate transactions red-flagged by the United States Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for suspected money laundering, terrorism, drug dealing, and financial fraud, a major leak of top-secret documents has revealed.

21 Nov 2019


#TrueStory: Bundles of cash showered from Kolkata building

In a bizarre incident, countless pedestrians and bystanders were seen trying to grab as much scattered cash as possible, after bundles of rupee notes, worth around Rs. 5 lakh, were thrown out of a building on the busy Bentinck Street in Kolkata.

30 Mar 2019


Mumbai: Gold-smuggling racket busted, over 106 kg gold seized

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has claimed to have busted a massive gold smuggling racket with the seizure of 106.9 kg of gold and arrest of seven persons in Mumbai.

Petition filed in SC seeking quashing of Center's 'snooping order'

On Monday, a public interest litigation (PIL) was filed before the Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality and legality of the Center's December 20 order that granted sweeping surveillance powers to 10 Central agencies.

22 Dec 2018

West Bengal

Centre goes in defensive mode after 'snooping order', clarifies notification

On Thursday, the Centre gave powers to ten Central investigative agencies to intercept and monitor all data present in any computer and invited criticism from the opposition which claimed the country was being made into an 'Orwellian state'.

21 Dec 2018

North Korea

Now, government can monitor data in any personal computer

In what could mark the beginnings of an Orwellian surveillance state, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), on Thursday, granted sweeping powers to 10 Central investigative agencies to intercept, monitor and decrypt any data stored on computer devices.

13 Jul 2018


Mumbai: Rs. 2,000cr money-laundering racket busted at Bharat Diamond Bourse

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has busted a Rs. 2,000 crore money laundering racket at the Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB) in Mumbai and arrested four people.

08 Jul 2018


DRI seizes 10kgs gold worth Rs. 3.18cr smuggled from Bhutan

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized 10kgs of gold, which was smuggled into India from Bhutan, in West Bengal's Siliguri.

01 Apr 2018

West Bengal

DRI seizes Rs. 1.68cr-worth gold smuggled into India from Myanmar

DRI officials in Kolkata have seized 34 gold bars of foreign origin cumulatively weighing 5.6 kg and valued at Rs. 1.68cr, which was smuggled into India from Myanmar.

24 Feb 2018


Nirav Modi fraud: Modi and Choski's passports revoked

The passports of Nirav Modi and Mehul Choski - accused of over Rs. 11,400 crore worth of fraud - have been revoked, according to sources from the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).

26 Jul 2017


Bengaluru: Online fraud racket busted, four people held

Criminal Investigation Department's (CID) cyber-crime investigators arrested four persons hailing from Jharkhand and busted their phishing racket in Bengaluru.

01 May 2017


Forest dept searches for national level shooter over illegal-wildlife recovery

The Forest Department is on the lookout for Prashant Vishnoi, a national level shooter, after they recovered illegal wildlife trophies from his father's house in Meerut.

29 Aug 2016


2.5 kg gold seized from Air India flight

On August 29, 2016, an Air India flight arrived at Goa from Dubai.