Flight Attendant and Friend Held for Smuggling Gold

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    KOZHIKODE: Officials of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) arrested two women, including a woman flight attendant, for trying to smuggle 6kg gold valued at Rs 1.84 crore at Karipur airport on Friday.

    The DRI officials, acting on a tip-off, nabbed V S Hiromasa (22), a woman flight attendant with Air India Express, who landed at the airport after a private visit to Dubai on Air India Express (IX- 344) flight at 4.55am. Her co- passenger and friend Rahila Cheerayi (31) of Thalasseri has also been taken into custody.

    DRI officials said both of them had strapped three gold bars each wrapped in a cloth around their waist and wore jeans on top of it. "We had carried out a detailed search on receiving specific information that two women passengers were trying to smuggle in gold. When intercepted, the duo said they were not carrying any gold but a body search by our women officers revealed the gold bars," a DRI official said.
     
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