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Kenya Airways cabin crew member arrested in India

NAIROBI, (Xinhua) -- Kenya Airways confirmed on Tuesday that a member of its cabin crew was arrested over the weekend for allegedly carrying undeclared gold into Mumbai, India.

The national carrier said in a statement issued in Nairobi that it is aware of the incident and is in touch with the Indian authorities regarding the situation.

“The airline is committed to the integrity of its operation and does not condone any illegal activities by any of its staff members,” it said.

Kenya Airways said it adheres to all regulations and laws of Kenya and the countries it operates in.

“In addition, all members of crew are trained on regulations and laws governing the countries where the airline operates in and are expected to adhere to them at all times,” the airline said.

According to local media reports in India, the Kenya Airways employee was arrested with 23kg of smuggled gold bars worth more than 1 million U.S. dollars. The police found the cabin crew hiding the bars in his waist belt and knee caps.

It is reported that his accomplice was to collect the gold. The gold was handed to the airport’s customs officials for investigations.

           

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