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 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.