Kerala airport: 2 arrested for gold smuggling

IANS |   Nov 08,2013 , 03:21 PM IST

Kozhikode (Kerala): An Air India Express cabin crew member and a woman passenger were arrested for carrying six kg gold at the airport here, an official said Friday.

The directorate of revenue intelligence arrested cabin crew member, Hiromas Sebastian, who is from Wayanad district and was working with the airline for a few years. Passenger Rehalai Chellai was also arrested, an official of the national carrier said.

Officials acted on a tip-off and arrested the duo from the Air India Express flight that arrived here from Sharjah Thursday evening.

In the past one week, customs officials have seized more than 10 kg of gold from passengers.