A Jet Airways hostess who was allegedly trying to smuggle out foreign currency worth over Rs 3 crore was arrested. The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence busted an international hawala racket and arrested another person besides the hostess.
They intercepted the flight attendant while she was boarding a plane scheduled to take off for Hong Kong. During examination of her checked in hand baggage, she was found to be in possession of Rs 3.25 crore wrapped up in aluminum foil.
It has come to light that the woman was part of a major international hawala syndicate and has carried foreign currencies several times for a Delhi based hawala operator who was also arrested.