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Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) busts a major gold smuggling racket involving smuggling of around 7000 Kilograms of gold worth more than ₹ 2000 crore in last two and half years; Probably the single biggest case of detection of gold smuggling by any agency in India; Value of gold seizures by DRI in the current financial year (2016-17) up to 18th September 2016 alone is about ₹ 91 crore

News and Press Release - Dated:- 19-9-2016 - The Delhi Zonal Unit (DZU) of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has busted a major gold smuggling racket involving smuggling of around 7000 kilograms of gold worth more than ₹ 2000 crore, over a period of past two and half years. This probably is the single biggest case of detection of gold smuggling by any agency in India. This case came to light when the officers of the Delhi Zonal Unit (DZU) of the Directorate of Revenue Intellige .....

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ted an ingenious modus operandi of gold smuggling wherein smuggled goods were brought to Delhi from Guwahati on 617 occasions by declaring it as valuable cargo in domestic flights operated by a particular airlines, to avoid being detected by Customs. So far, smugglers had been known to be using train and bus routes to carry smuggled gold into different parts of India. Two of the accused, a Guwahati-based businessman and his Delhi-based aide, have been arrested by DRI in Delhi and remanded to jud .....

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and from the Zokhawthar area in Mizoram. Intelligence indicates that activities relating to smuggling of gold bars are continuing unabated. Detection of smuggling of gold through Indo-Myanmar border is challenging due to the topography and porosity of the land border. However, DRI has been successful in effecting sizable seizures of gold of foreign origin, emanating from Myanmar, including seizure of 87 kilograms of gold in March, 2015 at Siliguri and 58 kilograms of gold at Kolkata in August, .....

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