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Jetairways crew member held for carrying USD worth Rs 3.21 crore

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A Jet Airways lady crew member was arrested here on Monday for allegedly carrying US dollars worth Rs Rs 3.21 crore, a Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) official said.

A 25-year-old Jet Airways air hostess was arrested for transporting foreign hawala currency.


The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence confiscated Rs 3.21 crore worth of American dollars from her. The above video shows how she neatly packed wads of foreign currency in aluminium foil.


The rore recovered from a lady crew member of a Hong Kong bound Jet Airways flight last night at Indira Gandhi International airport,” said the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence in a statement.

air hostess was suspected of pocketing half the money which was to be flown outside the country. This allegedly has been going on for last two months.


“US Dollars valued at Rs 3.21 cLater, confirming the arrest, a Jet Airways statement said: “During an inspection by a DRI team, a large sum of foreign currency was recovered from an employee of the airline. The employee has been taken into custody.”

“Based on the investigations and inputs from law enforcement agencies, the airline will take further action,” the statement added.


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