Air India Pilot With Gold Bars Worth Rs. 16 Lakh Arrested At Mumbai Airport

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.


  1. Kasaragodu gang is getting more and more desperate. If you give them some more time, they may even dig a tunnel from Dubai to Kasaragodu. Take a look at those palatial houses in Kasaragodu-kanchagad-kannur area. None of them are working for Hitech companies!!! So, the question is – where does the money come from?

    • “…they may even dig a tunnel from Dubai to Kasargodu. Take a look at those palatial houses in Kasaragodu-Kanchangad-Kannur area”. – Joker RampaNNA

      I guess they may be mulling it over after being inspired by the Mexicans – who built tunnels under land and not the sea. Forget the palatial houses in the KKK areas of K, ya, Rampa! Take a look at 23 BILLION $ in cash.

      No wonder then that Uncle SomaNNa is no longer the Land of Milk and Money – if at all it were to be one at some earlier point in time. A good bit of the US money is with the Mexs and elsewhere, while the milk has long evaporated into thin air. Here goes. Take a good look:

      And oh, it doesn’t help much if the US debt is inching towards the 20 trillion mark. Pay heed…. I said 20 TRILLION USD and not Scallions! 😉

      To explain those figures to our dearest simple-minded RampaNNA – that is some 1.5 trillion USD MORE than the projected GDP (18.558 TRILLION USD) of the US in 2016, or, just about the GDP of the NEXT 4 highest GDP countries – i.e., China, Japan, Germany and the UK PUT together!

      But then, what the heck? What are the US mints (Heck NO! I don’t mean POLO – the mint with the hole) for? To print greenbacks sans collateral or to churn out KFC by the ton and lecture the world against emissions – besides a host of other issues?

      And to know how much is your exact share of your SomaNNA’s debt as a citizen, here, take a look: (makes your empty head SPIN, right?) 🙁

      And oh, I guess this bit about the US’s debt etc would have gone pretty well under a topic such as ‘Ambuli Saaru’, or ‘Daali Tove’ recipes. However, no such headings were available for me to retort, I had to best make do with whatever title was available. All I had to do was only hope and pray that you would swallow it with a ton of salt and sit down ‘gup-chup’ instead of congratulating me on my ‘Pilikula Sambala’ & ‘Net Connection’! 🙂

      Jai RampaNNA’s Jokes ki
      Jai 18.5 Trillion USD MamaNNA SomaNNA’na Saala ki. 🙂

  2. There are Kasargod in Kerala and Bhatkal in Karnataka that have produced criminals and, it appears, they have Pakistani connections. When I asked some people from Bhatkal, “How come Bhatkal produces criminals?” They would deny it and say Bhatkal is a beautiful place and has a very good beach and blame the media for the hype.

    I always advise people that, these days, there is no substitute for quality education, travel to different places in the country and outside and exposure to the world. This is, any day, better than being susceptible to be brain-washed and radicalized (due to lack of quality education) by preachers like Dr Zakir Naik, exotic Babas and Babies (one of them is Radhi Ma), due to lack of education.

    I wonder where is the man who used to defend Dr. Zakir Naik, whose complicity in hiring for ISIS has been unearthed by the Bombay Police. For sure, Dr Zakir Naik has runaway from India and will never come back and wherever he is, may be reading the novel, “One that flew over Cuckoo’s best.”

    I have been criticizing this crook and saying he is a fraud since over 10 years and the government only came to know a few months ago, when fanatical elements killed innocent people twice in Bangladesh and blamed the sermons of Dr Zakir Naik for the massacre.

  3. An Air India Pilot is supposed to have better intelligence than normal passengers. With all the electronic equipment that Customs have to scan all items that passengers carry, one cannot conceal anything.

    The Pilot has a good job, makes good money and instead of being happy, the greed for more money is so immense to take great risks. May Almighty God bless him and save his skin.

  4. When I am commenting on rampant smuggling and other illegal activities in Republic of Kasaragodu, our joker Praveena Pinto brings up US debt!!! No wonder he can’t stay in a job for more than a few months!!! What a joker!

    • No wonder he can’t stay in a job for more than a few months!!! – RampaNNA

      Lol! Look who’s talking!

      We all know that you underwent a 3 weeks ‘kirash kors’ in Cobol, Fortran and Basic from NIIT/APTECH/Panduranga Centre for Comp Sciences with a hell-bent mind to scoot to Yumreeka. Well, how unbecoming for a Gau Rakshaka cum BJP ….. who STILL believes in that myth called ‘Akhanda Bharatha’! Oh yeah, the excuse – to literally DRIVE OUT the much hyped about Y2K bug some 2-3 years before close of 1999.

      So, I’m absolutely thrilled that you became a PM at the raw age of 28 in some Pest Control Co. Was it called ‘Ghost Busters Inc’ or ‘ Western Exterminator Co’, or ‘Otto Exterminating Co.’? Well, you gotta tell us, mate.

      Anyway, I’m glad that you have STUCK on with your area of expertise – Pest Control (PC). No wonder then that you wanna flush out the Paki vermin from Kashmir (commendable thought and I agree with you wholeheartedly on this).

      HOWEVER, what sticks in my craw is that THE PC expert is more silent than an Egyptian Mummy when it comes to condemning the fringe groups in India – RSS, Bajrangees, this Gau Rakshaka Samithi, that Gau Rakshaka Samithi….. Poorna Prajna Go Rakshaka Samithi, Alpa Prajna Go Rakshaka Samithi…. Shoonya Prajna Go Mata Vedike, lah dee dah….. lah dee dah.

      About my ‘humBILL jaab’.. well, you said it mate. Bravo! I have been working for Pilikula since its inception. I specialize in taking care of Primates out there. I know my Primates and they know me.

      Little wonder then that you and I bond so well. 🙂

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