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Gold smuggling: DRI suspects involvement of more AI Express crew members

June 01, 2024

Thiruvananthapuram, June 1

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 DRI arrested 26-year-old Surabhi Khatun, a native of Kolkata and a member of the cabin crew on the flight from Muscat, in the wee hours of Friday.

She was taken into custody after 960 grams of gold concealed in a compound form was found in her body.

The DRI had also picked up her senior colleague - Sohail, who hails from Kannur, and is suspected to be the key person in the smuggling of gold.

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

Details are awaited.


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