NEW DELHI: Customs officials have arrested two persons including an Air India SATS employee at the Delhi airport for their alleged involvement in smuggling gold bars worth over Rs. 26 lakh.
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.
On Saturday, a passenger arrived at the T-3 of IGI Airport by an Air India Flight. He was intercepted by the customs officials at the multilevel car parking and brought to the arrival hall along with his baggage, according to the Office of the Commissioner of Customs (Airport and General) IGI Airport, Terminal-3.
Upon search, four gold bars weighing 466 grams worth Rs. 15,03,277 was recovered. Besides, he had handed over three gold bars weighing 350 grams worth Rs. 11,29,071 to the Air India SATS’ Passenger Service Assistant.