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Over 3.5 tonnes of cannabis recovered in Odisha, Chhattisgarh

Hindustan Times, Raipur/Bhubaneswar | By Ritesh Mishra/Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 10:26 AM IST
Officials said ganja is mostly transported through National Highway-30 in Chhattisgarh’s Maoist insurgency-hit Bastar
Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman.(File photo)
Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman.(File photo)

Nirmala Sitharaman to attend Founding Day of DRI today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 11:47 AM IST
DRI will have a discussion on trade based money laundering with representatives from UK, Australia, Netherlands and Interpol via video conferencing
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Representational photo.

DRI busts an international cocaine smuggling racket in 3-day-long Operation Calypso

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 11:06 AM IST
Investigations have also revealed that the total quantity of cocaine smuggled via the same modus operandi is over 3.3kg since August 2020, valued at over Rs20 crore
File image of Krunal Pandya.(IPL)
File image of Krunal Pandya.(IPL)

DRI officials detain Krunal Pandya at Mumbai airport

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 11:49 PM IST
DRI officials detained the player along with his wife. Sources said DRI officials, on receiving intelligence, had reached T2 terminal of the airport.
(REUTERS)
(REUTERS)

News updates from Hindustan Times at 9 pm: DRI official injured after being shot by gold smugglers and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 09:07 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 9 PM. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
The smuggled gold was found concealed in a specially made cavity under the passengers’ seats and was being transported from Jaipur to Jodhpur.(DRI.)
The smuggled gold was found concealed in a specially made cavity under the passengers’ seats and was being transported from Jaipur to Jodhpur.(DRI.)

DRI official critically hurt after he was shot by gold smugglers, 5.5 kg of gold seized

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 08:42 PM IST
The federal agency recovered 5.5 kg gold worth Rs 2.75 crore from the car that the smugglers were travelling in and later 200 kg of unaccounted silver from the premises of a Jodhpur-based financier.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman praised the officials’ commitment and directed that complete medical care be extended to them.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman praised the officials’ commitment and directed that complete medical care be extended to them.

‘Kudos’: FM Sitharaman to DRI officials injured in bid to stop gold smugglers in Kerala

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2020 09:55 PM IST
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman praised the officials’ commitment and directed that complete medical care be extended to them.
The DRI authorities seized 142.6 kgs of Mephedrone worth Rs 28.52 crore and 31 kgs of Ephedrine, also a banned drug, worth Rs 3.1 crore. Besides, about 250 kg of raw material worth Rs 50 crore, procured for manufacture of Mephedrone, was seized from the factory premises. (Image used for representation).(REUTERS PHOTO.)
The DRI authorities seized 142.6 kgs of Mephedrone worth Rs 28.52 crore and 31 kgs of Ephedrine, also a banned drug, worth Rs 3.1 crore. Besides, about 250 kg of raw material worth Rs 50 crore, procured for manufacture of Mephedrone, was seized from the factory premises. (Image used for representation).(REUTERS PHOTO.)

Hyderabad revenue intelligence sleuths bust Rs 97 crore worth narcotics racket

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2020 10:18 PM IST
Acting on information given by the accused, the DRI authorities intercepted one such consignment of Mephedrone being sent from Hyderabad to Mumbai, while it was being transported in a private passenger bus as cargo with nobody accompanying it.
Rohan Gawans, a resident of Mumbai’s Malad, was taking advantage of the lockdown conditions to supply drugs to his clients while police officials were busy dealing with Covid-19, a DRI official said.(Sourced)
Rohan Gawans, a resident of Mumbai’s Malad, was taking advantage of the lockdown conditions to supply drugs to his clients while police officials were busy dealing with Covid-19, a DRI official said.(Sourced)

Mumbai man supplied methamphetamine during lockdown, held with drugs worth Rs 35 lakh

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Vijay Kumar Yadav
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 10:56 PM IST
DRI conducted the raid on Thursday after the agency received reliable inputs about the drug being concealed in a car parked at Marvel Arch Cooperative Housing Society near Mittal College in Malad (West). This is the society where Rohan Gawans lives.
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Punjab Police drug trail probe exposes Pak links

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2020 10:23 PM IST
Ajeem a resident of Assam was arrested from a train at New Jalpaiguri station(HT File Photo (Representative Image))
Ajeem a resident of Assam was arrested from a train at New Jalpaiguri station(HT File Photo (Representative Image))

Man caught with Rs 1.3 crore worth elephant tusk sent to jail for 14 days

Hindustan Times, Siliguri | By Pramod Giri
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2020 09:16 PM IST
Ajeem a resident of Assam was arrested from a train at New Jalpaiguri station by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) when he was allegedly trying to smuggle the tusk from Assam to Varanasi.
Flat of DRI ADG Chander Shekhar at Barewal in Ludhiana on Wednesday.(HT PHoto)
Flat of DRI ADG Chander Shekhar at Barewal in Ludhiana on Wednesday.(HT PHoto)

DRI ADG, two middlemen held in 25 lakh graft case

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2020 10:48 PM IST
They are accused of for taking 25 lakh bribe from a Delhi exporter for not implicating him in a document recovery case
A CBI officer said Chandra Shekhar, an Indian Revenue Service officer, was placed under arrest after searches were carried out at multiple locations.(File photo)
A CBI officer said Chandra Shekhar, an Indian Revenue Service officer, was placed under arrest after searches were carried out at multiple locations.(File photo)

Top DRI official Chandra Shekhar arrested on bribery charge, searches on: CBI

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2020 04:06 PM IST
Chandra Shekhar, the DRI’s additional director general based at Ludhiana, had been under the agency’s radar after a bribery complaint that led to the arrest of a man alleged to have been used as a conduit by the officer.
Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday released a postage stamp to commemorate the service and contribution of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), according to a press release by the government.(PTI Photo)
Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday released a postage stamp to commemorate the service and contribution of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), according to a press release by the government.(PTI Photo)

Nirmala Sitharaman releases postage stamp to mark service of DRI

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 27, 2019 12:27 AM IST
Anurag Singh Thakur, the minister of state for finance; Ajay Bhushan Pandey, revenue secretary; and Pradipta Kumar Bisoi, secretary, department of posts; were among those present on the occasion.
A shopkeeper recorded the incident on his phone.(Screengrab from ANI video)
A shopkeeper recorded the incident on his phone.(Screengrab from ANI video)

Money thrown out of sixth floor office in Kolkata during DRI raid

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2019 09:57 AM IST
Eyewitnesses said the incident took place when a team of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence officers were conducting raids.
Gold worth more than Rs 10 crore and 1,38,700 US dollars was seized.(File Photo)
Gold worth more than Rs 10 crore and 1,38,700 US dollars was seized.(File Photo)

In Darjeeling, gold worth more than Rs 10 crore seized, 4 held

Hindustan Times, Siliguri | By Pramod Giri
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2019 07:40 PM IST
The gold includes 101 biscuits and nine bars. The two were produced before a local court on Tuesday. They were sent to jail custody of 14 days.
Nisar P Aliyar smuggled at least 4,522 kg of gold, worth ₹1,473 crore.(REUTERS Photo)
Nisar P Aliyar smuggled at least 4,522 kg of gold, worth ₹1,473 crore.(REUTERS Photo)

Gold worth 1,473 crore smuggled via UAE, HC told

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kanchan Chaudhari
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2019 01:11 AM IST
Directorate of Revenue Intelligence said that between January 2017 to March 2019, Nisar P Aliyar’s gang had smuggled at least 4,522 kg of gold from the UAE to India.
The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) intercepted the seven at Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport as they were coming to India from Bangkok in an Air India flight.(HT Photo)
The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) intercepted the seven at Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport as they were coming to India from Bangkok in an Air India flight.(HT Photo)

Foreigners held for smuggling Rs 6-cr gold

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2019 05:30 AM IST
The six arrested Myanmaris were identified as Thin Thin Nwe, Ei Wai Wai OO, Myint Sandar Aung, Win L Win, Ye Htut, Zaw Win Maung. The police have also nabbed Mohd Abid, a resident of Daryaganj in Delhi.
The DRI officers are finding out how the cigarettes were smuggled to India by the Delhi trader.(Reuters File / Representative Photo)
The DRI officers are finding out how the cigarettes were smuggled to India by the Delhi trader.(Reuters File / Representative Photo)

Smuggled cigarettes worth Rs1 crore seized from godown in Mumbai

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2019 03:26 PM IST
The DRI officers raided the godown, located at Chira Bazar on Monday and found 29 bags containing the cartons, which had 6.73 lakh cigarette sticks.
The agency claimed the promoters exported gold jewellery to these overseas entitites from their Kolkata manufacturing unit but did not repay the banks from which they had availed a loan to do so.(HT Photo)
The agency claimed the promoters exported gold jewellery to these overseas entitites from their Kolkata manufacturing unit but did not repay the banks from which they had availed a loan to do so.(HT Photo)

Rs 2.6K Cr fraud: ED attaches Kolkata jeweller’s showrooms in city, Pune

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2019 07:11 AM IST
In June 2018, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) arrested Nilesh Parekh, promoter of SGJHIL.
A senior immigration officer of Vanuatu has written to the Central Bureau of Investigation and the Enforcement Directorate, confirming he had received a citizenship application from fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi in late 2017. Photo By Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint(Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint)
A senior immigration officer of Vanuatu has written to the Central Bureau of Investigation and the Enforcement Directorate, confirming he had received a citizenship application from fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi in late 2017. Photo By Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint(Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint)

Rejected immigration appeal buoys agencies in Nirav Modi case

New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2019 07:14 AM IST
The Vanuatu official has claimed, while doing a background check on Modi, he found out that the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) had investigated him in 2015.
Nisar Aliyar, the alleged kingpin of the syndicate.(HT Photo)
Nisar Aliyar, the alleged kingpin of the syndicate.(HT Photo)

DRI busts smuggling racket, gold worth Rs 32 crore seized; 7 held

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 30, 2019 03:01 AM IST
The racket would declare the gold as brass and conceal it inside imported metal scrap to smuggle it. Officials are probing how the racket managed to get the gold declared as brass.
(Representative image)
(Representative image)

Amritsar man tries to sneak in gold worth Rs 94 lakh through Chandigarh airport

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2019 09:48 PM IST
Police said they are trying to find out whether Malkit Singh was acting as a mule for some smuggler or was operating on his own.
The DRI suspects that international couriers may have been delivering embryos to clinics in India.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The DRI suspects that international couriers may have been delivering embryos to clinics in India.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

DRI probing if Indian IVF clinics got smuggled embryos from Malaysia

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 20, 2019 11:03 AM IST
DRI officials had previously arrested Partheban Durai, a carrier who had arrived in Mumbai on February 15 from Malaysia. Durai had allegedly delivered embryos to the Indo Nippon IVF Clinic in Bandra, run by Dr Goral Gandhi, nine times over two months.
Cigarettes worth ₹17 crore were seized.(HT Photo)
Cigarettes worth ₹17 crore were seized.(HT Photo)

Rs17-crore imported cigarettes seized in Navi Mumbai, 2 held

Hindustan Times | By Vijay Kumar Yadav
UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2019 08:08 AM IST
Acting on specific inputs, DRI officials intercepted a 40-feet container at a godown in Taloja, in Navi Mumbai, on Tuesday.
Over 2 kg of smuggled gold worth Rs 66 lakh was seized from the international airport and a passenger detained in this connection, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) said Friday.(Getty Images/ Representative Image)
Over 2 kg of smuggled gold worth Rs 66 lakh was seized from the international airport and a passenger detained in this connection, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) said Friday.(Getty Images/ Representative Image)

Passenger held at Hyderabad airport with over 2 kg of gold hidden in microwave oven

Hyderabad | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2018 06:15 PM IST
The gold was smuggled by concealing it in an oven by the passenger who arrived in Hyderabad by an Oman Airlines flight from Dubai on Thursday, a DRI press release said.
Wednesday’s arrest of Jyoti Randhawa and a friend by forest guards on charges of poaching in the Katarniya ghat sanctuary in the jungles of Dudhwa, Uttar Pradesh comes 18 months after his name figured in an investigation by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on the illegal import of firearms from Slovenia by competitive shooters who were also allegedly involved in poaching.(PTI)
Wednesday’s arrest of Jyoti Randhawa and a friend by forest guards on charges of poaching in the Katarniya ghat sanctuary in the jungles of Dudhwa, Uttar Pradesh comes 18 months after his name figured in an investigation by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on the illegal import of firearms from Slovenia by competitive shooters who were also allegedly involved in poaching.(PTI)

Golfer Jyoti Randhawa arrested on poaching charges also in DRI’s firearms report

PUBLISHED ON DEC 28, 2018 12:07 AM IST
Randhawa, and his Italian mastiffs were also involved in the controversial shooting of Avni, a tigress, in Yavatmal last month by Asghar Ali Khan.
The 22-year-old Afghan man was caught on Monday as he arrived at the Indira Gandhi International airport to board a flight to Dubai. Following a tip-off, DRI officials intercepted him inside Terminal 3.(Raj K Raj/HT File)
The 22-year-old Afghan man was caught on Monday as he arrived at the Indira Gandhi International airport to board a flight to Dubai. Following a tip-off, DRI officials intercepted him inside Terminal 3.(Raj K Raj/HT File)

US dollars worth Rs 3.5-cr found in microwave oven, ceramic mugs at Delhi’s IGI airport

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anvit Srivastava
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2018 12:42 PM IST
Directorate of Revenue Intelligence officials said the man admitted to have smuggled forex worth $1.04 million thrice in the past. They suspect the man is part of an organised syndicate.
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has asked investigative agencies to remain faceless and maintain professionalism.(HT File Photo)
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has asked investigative agencies to remain faceless and maintain professionalism.(HT File Photo)

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley asks investigative agencies to remain faceless, maintain professionalism

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2018 03:16 PM IST
The investigating officers, Jaitley said, have to make sure that no innocent is harmed or harassed, but at the same time they have to ensure that no guilty gets away.
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