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Arrested Jet Airways air hostess was part of global hawala racket

A woman flight attendant of Jet Airways has been arrested by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) for allegedly trying to smuggle out forex worth more than Rs 3 crore, with the agency on Tuesday saying that the accused was part of a major global hawala syndicate.

The crew member was part of a racket in which cash was being handed over to gang members in Hong Kong who would then smuggle in gold. pc:ht

The DRI officials intercepted the woman when she was on a flight to Hong Kong on Monday, the agency said in a statement.

“During examination of her checked in and hand baggage, US $4,80,200 wrapped in aluminium foil having a market value of Rs 3.25 crore, has been recovered,” it said.

During interrogation, it came to light that the woman was a carrier of a major international hawala syndicate and Continue reading

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