Smuggling in India Report ‘2019-20’ released
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurated the 63rd Founding Day Celebrations of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI). On this occasion, Mrs Sitharaman released the Smuggling in India Report 2019-20 which analyses organised smuggling trends on Gold and Foreign Currency, Narcotic Drugs, Security, Environment and Commercial Frauds.Finance Secretary Dr Ajay Bhushan Pandey said that DRI has contributed to the economy of India by actively bringing to light some significant cases of commercial frauds and cross-border smuggling. On the occasion, Bravery Awards were conferred upon to DRI Cochin Zonal Unit Najimudheen T S and Sumer Sen, an independent witness of a case booked by DRI, Jaipur. The DRI Utkrisht Seva Samman, 2020 was awarded to B. Sankaran, an officer of the 1961 batch of the Indian Revenue Service.