Friday, January 04, 2019

Air India SATS Staff Among 4 Arrested For Smuggling Gold At Delhi Airport

New Delhi:  Four people, including an employee of Air India SATS, have been arrested by customs officials for allegedly trying to smuggle gold worth about Rs. 95 lakh into the country at the Delhi airport, according to an official statement issued today.
Air India SATS, which is a 50:50 joint venture between Air India Limited and Singapore-based SATS Limited, offers end-to-end ground handling services such as passenger and baggage handling, aircraft interior cleaning and cargo handling services, among others.

A passenger was intercepted after his arrival from Bangkok on Tuesday. He intended to depart to Ahmedabad on the next day (Wednesday).

Upon verifying the checked-in baggage details of the passenger, it was found that the actual weight of his checked in baggage was eight kg, whereas the baggage tag indicated the weight as 11 kg, the statement issued by the customs said.

Further investigation revealed that the Air India SATS employee had taken out three gold bars of one kg each from the passenger's baggage in the underground baggage handling area of terminal three of the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport.

These three gold bars weighing three kg in total were recovered from under the seat of an electric tractor operated by Air India SATS, it said.
04/01/19 PTI/NDTV