DRI Busts International Drone Smuggling Racket

A big international racket involving smugglers importing high-end drones and remotely-piloted aircraft to the country has been busted by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) yesterday.

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Smugglers are said to be from China, Myanmar, Pakistan and India and they were trying to import the drones through the north-eastern border. Sources said that the shipment of drones and other related items worth 1 crore rupees was intercepted and seized by the DRI in March. However, the Ahmedabad based mastermind, whose identity was not revealed, was arrested yesterday.

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The drones were smuggled into India from china through Myanmar and some Pakistan-based smugglers and their firms were also involved in the racket, a release by DRI in Ahmedabad revealed.


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