A senior pilot of Air India was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly carrying Gold Bars worth Rs. 16 Lakh. The event happened at Mumbai Airport, where he was found carrying 600 grams of gold during routine check.
An official of Air Intelligence Unit of the Customs Department confirmed that seven gold bars were seized from his possession.
The official said, “He has admitted to possession, carriage and concealment of bars which were being smuggled into India”.
The senior pilot was later released on bail.