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Air Hostess Held For Smuggling 1 kg Of Gold; Other Members Involved!

After getting some fresh leads, the DRI intensified the probe as it suspected the involvement of several other cabin crew members in smuggling gold.

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After arresting two cabin crew members of Air India Express for allegedly smuggling gold, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has intensified the probe suspecting role of more crew members in the crime. The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence or DRI arrested 26-year-old air hostess Surabhi Khatun, a native of Kolkata and a member of the cabin crew on the flight from Muscat, in the early hours of Friday. She was taken into custody after 960 grams of gold concealed in a compound form was found in her rectum.

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After getting some fresh leads, the DRI intensified the probe as it suspected the involvement of several other cabin crew members in smuggling gold.

According to the DRI Cochin officials, the intelligence agency intercepted the cabin crew member named Surabhi Khatun, a native of Kolkata, who arrived from Muscat at Kannur on May 28.

When the team initiated the personal search of Khatun at the airport, it found 960 grams of smuggled gold in compound form concealed in her rectum. After interrogation and completing the necessary formalities, she was produced before the jurisdictional magistrate and remanded to 14 days to women's prison in Kannur.

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The involvement of Kerala-based individuals in the smuggling gang is also being investigated.

 

 

 

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