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Directorate of Logistics is an attached office of the Central Board of Excise & Customs and consists of three Divisions namely Anti-smuggling Division, Marine Division and Communication Division. It was previously known as Directorate of Preventive Operations.The Directorate functions in close co-ordination with the Central Board of Excise & Customs, Chief Commissioners and Commissioners of Customs & Central Excise including DGDRI.
Directorate of Logistics is the nodal agency to monitor the logistical requirements of field formations pertaining to Anti-smuggling, Communication and Marine. This Directorate caters to the needs of about 66 operational Customs Stations along with our international borders, 94 ports including 12 major ports and 36 international ports handling cargo and baggage besides foreign post offices and Land Customs Stations, ICDs etc. which too are vulnerable to smuggling. Thus this Directorate provides logistical support to prevent smuggling both at the land and at the sea.