A feminine crew member of an airline was held for allegedly smuggling practically one kilogram of gold from Muscat to Kannur by concealing it in her rectum, a DRI supply stated right here on Thursday.

Primarily based on particular intelligence by DRI Cochin, officers of the Directorate of Income Intelligence (DRI – Kannur) intercepted the cabin crew member named Surabhi Khatun, a local of Kolkata, who arrived from Muscat at Kannur Worldwide Airport on Might 28.

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Her search resulted within the restoration of 960 grams of smuggled gold in compound kind hid in her rectum, the supply stated.

After interrogation and finishing the mandatory formalities, the supply stated she was produced earlier than the jurisdictional Justice of the Peace and remanded to 14 days in a ladies’s jail in Kannur.

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The supply claimed that that is the primary case in India the place an airline crew member has been apprehended for smuggling gold by concealing it within the rectum.

An in depth investigation has began and the proof gathered to date suggests she had beforehand smuggled gold a number of instances. The involvement of Kerala-based people within the smuggling gang can also be being investigated, the supply added.

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A consultant of the airline was contacted looking for its view on the difficulty however is but to reply.

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