Jet Airways female staffer held for smuggling Rs 3.2 crore

The female flight attendant was arrested by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) for allegedly trying to smuggle US $4,80,200 out of the country. Photograph:( WION Web Team )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 09, 2018, 11.26 AM (IST)

A female staffer of Jet Airways was arrested after Rs 3.2 crore, in US dollars, were recovered from her, wrapped in a foil.

The raid was conducted by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence after information that a crew member was carrying the money on a Delhi-Hong Kong flight.

"US Dollars valued at Rs. 3.21 crore recovered from a lady crew member of a Hong Kong-bound Jet Airways flight last night at the Indira Gandhi International airport," said the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence in a statement on Monday.

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Initial investigation suggests the woman was part of an elaborate scheme to bring back gold to the country in exchange for black money. 

It is also found that the crew member used to get one per cent of the total money smuggled.

Confirming the arrest, Jet Airways said it would take action based on the investigations and inputs from law enforcement agencies.