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Directorate of Revenue Intelligence

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence deals with all matters connected with anti-smuggling in the Customs and Central Excise Organisations. The DRI, which also handles customs duty evasion, has not increased in size, and employs only 600 employees. Some of the important functions entrusted to the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence includes :

  • Collection, collation and dissemination of information on smuggling activities;
  • Investigation of cases having inter-collectorate and international ramifications;
  • Coordination of the anti smuggling activities in the Preventive Collectorates, Custom Houses and Central Excise Collectorates;
  • Functioning as a store house of statistics on searches, seizures, adjudication, arrests, prosecution and other connected matters under Customs Act, 1962, detention under COFEPOSA, prices/rates of gold, silver and other commodities sensitive to smuggling;
  • Functioning as a store house of information on smugglers and maintenance of dossiers on important ones;
  • Functioning as a nodal agency for alerts and communication of alerts to field formations for desired action on them;
  • Functioning as liaison authority with the national and international customs agencies dealing with matters connected with smuggling/commercial frauds etc.




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