The Officials of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence had managed to apprehend a Jet Airways Crew Member, with a huge sum of foreign currency. The cash is estimated to be around 480,200 US Dollars, which values at around 3.2 crore rupees in Indian currency. The video of the same went viral on the social media soon after the incident.
According to the sources, A Delhi based crew member was caught red-handed by the officials of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence. The lady crew member was carrying foreign currency on board a Delhi – Hong Kong Based Flight late night on Sunday.
The DRI officials said the initial investigation suggested the woman crew member was part of an elaborate scheme to bring back gold to the country in exchange for black money. The interrogation of the crew member has led the DRI to a travel company owner, who appears to be the mastermind of the scheme, the officials said.
“The travel company owners used to collect money from businessmen in Delhi and give it to the crew member. She used to hand over the money to someone in Hong Kong. The gang would then bring in gold illegally to convert the black money into white. At least 10 businessmen and some other airline crew members are on our radar,” said the DRI official.
Investigators said that they had discovered that the crew member used to get one percent of the total money smuggled and that she had been doing this for at least one month. “She kept the money in foil paper, which the scanner at the airport was not able to detect easily,” the official added.
Meanwhile, the employee of the Jet Airways has been taken into custody. Based on the investigations and inputs from law enforcement agencies, the airline will take further action, said the spokesperson.
SOURCE: INDIA TIMES | NDTV