Published On: Tue, Nov 3rd, 2015

Air India SATS employee among 2 arrested for smuggling gold

New Delhi: An employee of Air India SATS, joint venture between Air India and SATS limited for providing food related services, is among two persons arrested for allegedly smuggling gold worth Rs 50 lakh at Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) here.

Customs Additional Commissioner IGI Airport Vinayak Azaad  Photo : Facebook

Customs Additional Commissioner IGI Airport Vinayak Azaad
Photo : Facebook

The duo, identified as Ramavadh Singh Kushwaha, who works as ground handling staff, employee of Air India SATS, and Asif Ali Khan, who hails from Delhi, were intercepted by the customs officials after their arrival from Singapore on Friday, a press release issued today by the customs said.

They were in-transit to board another flight to Dubai.

Kushwaha was intercepted when he was about to exit from a gate in departure hall with two kgs of gold allegedly kept in a bag being carried by him, it said.

The bag belonged to Khan. The gold, which values Rs 48.75 lakh, was seized and both the passengers were arrested, the released said.

Air India SATS or AISATS is a 50:50 joint venture between Air India Limited, and SATS Limited, a leading gateway services and food solutions provider in Asia.

“We have informed Air India about the case and arrest of its ground handling staff,” a senior customs official said.

PTI

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