Articles tagged under: DRI

DRI seizes 9.64 metric tonnes of Red sandalwood worth Rs 4.82 crores kept in Mundra port of Gujarat for smuggling abroad

January 16, 2020
DRI seizes 9.64 metric tonnes of Red sandalwood worth Rs 4.82 crores kept in Mundra port of Gujarat for smuggling abroad

Ahmedabad/Bhuj: The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has seized over 9600 kg of red sanders (red sandalwood) worth Rs 4.82 crores from a container kept in Mundra port of Gujarat for smuggling it abroad. An official of the DRI today said that based on the tip off 9.64 tonnes or 9640 kg of red sanders was recovered from a container brought on a trailer for sending abroad. 'It was tipped off that the smugglers were to smuggle it abroad concealed it behind sanitary wares fro...Read More

DRI Gujarat busts racket of evasions of Customs duty

January 10, 2020
DRI Gujarat busts racket of evasions of Customs duty

Ahmedabad: The sleuths of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) in Ahmedabad, Surat and Vapi have busted a racket of evasions of Customs duty to the tune of around Rs 80 crores on imports of goods valued approx. Rs.1300 Crores by firms located at Nashik and Pune in neighbouring Maharshtra. An official of the DRI Ahmedabad today informed. He said that on receipt of specific intelligence, sleuths of DRI Ahmedabad, Surat and Vapi conducted searches and busted a racket of evasio...Read More

DRI busts international racket of smuggling of Drones involving smugglers from Pakistan, China, Myanamar and India – arrests kingpin in Ahmedabad

May 16, 2019
DRI busts international racket of smuggling of Drones involving smugglers from Pakistan, China, Myanamar and India – arrests kingpin in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad: The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence ( DRI) Ahmedabad has busted an international racket involving smugglers from Pakistan, China,Myanamar and India joining together to import High End Drones (Remotely Piloted Aircrafts) into Indian heartland through the north Eastern border of India and arrested its kingpin in Ahmedabad. The racket had been going on from 2017 onwards and thousands of drones valued at over Rs 10 crores and involving duty evasion of nearly 3 crores were s...Read More

DRI busts massive misuse of MEIS scheme, recovers Rs 52 crore from exporters of Gujarat, Mumbai and Tamilnadu

March 19, 2019
DRI busts massive misuse of MEIS scheme, recovers Rs 52 crore from exporters of Gujarat, Mumbai and Tamilnadu

Ahmedabad: Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has busted a massive misuse of union government run Export Incentive Scheme (MEIS) by Exporters of Insecticides and recovered Rs. 52 Crores from such Exporters. A DRI official today said that specific intelligence was developed by the DRI, Zonal Unit, Ahmedabad that various exporters of insecticides were indulged in mis-classification of their export product “insecticides” and by doing so they were wrongfully claiming MEIS benef...Read More

DRI seizes 85 High End Drones in Ahmedabad, were smuggled from China via Indo-Myanmar border

March 11, 2019
DRI seizes 85 High End Drones in Ahmedabad, were smuggled from China via Indo-Myanmar border

Ahnedabad:Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) team has busted smuggling of High End Drones from China through Indo-Myanmar Border and seized 85 Drones and other smuggled items worth market value of more than Rs. One Crore in Ahmedabad. A DRI official today said that an intelligence was developed by the DRI Zonal Unit, Ahmedabad that one Ahmedabad based person was involved in smuggling of Drones from China through Myanmar-Manipur border. It was gathered that Drones were being smuggle...Read More

DRI busts detains glass panels worth more than Rs. 7 crores smuggled from China, recovers more than Rs. 9.5 crores duty, 4 including Director of Ahmedabad firm arrested

January 10, 2019
DRI busts detains glass panels worth more than Rs. 7 crores smuggled from China, recovers more than Rs. 9.5 crores duty, 4 including Director of Ahmedabad firm arrested

Ahmedabad: Directorate of Revenue Intelligence ( DRI) has detained glass panels worth more than Rs. 7 crores smuggled from China and recovered more than Rs. 9.5 Crores from evaded customs duty from various importers of Ahmedabad, Delhi, Abu Road and Kishangarh and also arrested four people in this connection including Director of Ahmedabad firm A DRI official today said that specific intelligence was developed by the Zonal Unit, Ahmedabad that various importers of crystallized glass panel...Read More

DRI nabs Surat Importer for smuggling of over 6200 TV sets worth 6 crore

November 22, 2018
DRI nabs Surat Importer for smuggling of over 6200 TV sets worth 6 crore

Surat: DRI today arrested a businessman cum importer in Surat for smuggling of over 6200 TV sets worth Rs 6 crore. A DRI official said that Intelligence was received by DRI, Surat to the effect that a Surat based importer is involved in gross undervaluation in import of LED Television Sets and also importing it in SKD condition by wrongly classifying them as LED Panel and its spare parts to avail benefits of payment of duty at lower rate. Acting on the intelligence, searches were c...Read More

DRI nabs 2, seizes mefedron worth over 70 lakh

November 17, 2018
DRI nabs 2, seizes mefedron worth over 70 lakh

Ahmedabad: The DRI of Ahmedabad and Surat in a joint operation has nabbed two persons from Ankaleshwar area in Bharuch district of Gujarat in connection with recovery of Mefedron, a psychotropic drug used for making party drugs like meow-meow. A DRI officer today said that the drug recovered from a factory godown was to be sent to Mumbai for likely smuggling to other parts of the country and also abroad. Detailed investigation was on. DeshGujaratRead More

DRI busts smuggling syndicate, recovers lifestyle products of global bands worth over Rs 20 crore, 2 nabbed

October 31, 2018
DRI busts smuggling syndicate, recovers lifestyle products of global bands worth over Rs 20 crore, 2 nabbed

Ahmedabad: Busting a syndicate involved in the smuggling of assorted lifestyle products of various global brands, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, Ahmedabad has seized products having market value of more than Rs. 20 Crores imported at Mundra Port in Gujarat by mis-declaring them as “Bamboo Sticks for making agarbattie”. The two smugglers, one from Gandhidham and one from Mumbai, were arrested in this case and produced in a court here today which sent them to jail. A...Read More

8,000 Kg Of Shark Fins meant for export to China seized in Mumbai and Gujarat

September 04, 2018
8,000 Kg Of Shark Fins meant for export to China seized in Mumbai and Gujarat

Mumbai: The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on Monday said it seized 8,000 kgs of shark fins from Mumbai and Gujarat meant for export to China and Hong Kong. The seized shark fins were meant for illicit export by misdeclaring them as dried ray skins, dried marine products and fish maw, among others, a DRI statement said. Export of shark fins of all shark species is prohibited under the law. "The DRI on September 1 seized around 8,000 kgs of shark fins...In all, 3000 kgs of sha...Read More