Air India Pilot With Gold Bars Worth Rs. 16 Lakh Arrested At Mumbai Airport
Mumbai: A senior pilot of Air India was arrested from the Mumbai Airport on Wednesday evening for allegedly smuggling gold bars worth Rs. 16 lakh.
The pilot was found to be carrying around 600 grams of gold during routine checks. He had kept the gold bars inside his check-in and hand baggage.
Seven gold bars lakh were seized from the pilot’s possession, said an official of the Air Intelligence Unit of the Customs department.
“He has admitted to possession, carriage and concealment of bars which were being smuggled into India,” the official said.
The senior pilot was later released on bail.
All air crew have been subjected to routine checks recently, said officials.
There was no immediate comment from Air India.