Air India SATS employee arrested allegedly for smuggling gold at Delhi airport
Two men, including an employee of Air India SATS, have been arrested by customs officials for allegedly trying to smuggle gold into the country with a value of Rs 17 lakh at Delhi airport, according to an official statement issued Monday.
Giving details of the case, the customs department said a passenger was intercepted by the officials on his arrival from Bangkok on Friday.
A detailed personal baggage search of the passenger and the airport staff resulted in the recovery of two gold rods crudely given the shape of a 'kada' (bangle), weighing 600 grams with the total value of Rs 17.18 lakh, it said.
The passenger admitted that he was involved in smuggling of gold weighing 300 grams on previous occasions at Ahmedabad airport, the customs department said.
"All our workforce is contractually bound by this code, when under our engagement. Post conducting a thorough investigation, we have terminated the services of the said employee," it said.