Mumbai: Alert Hotel Staff Bust Kenyan Airways Crew Member Carrying 23 Kg Gold

  • By NDTV
  • | Tuesday | 13th February, 2018

"Number of gold bars found on accusedNumber of crude gold bars recoveredValue of the gold seized Vigilance on part of three employees of Hotel Grand Hyatt in Santacruz East yesterday helped to bust a Kenya Airways crew member, who was found to be illegally carrying nearly 23 kg of gold. They also arrested a Kenyan identified as Ali Hussain Ibrahim, 26, who had come to the hotel to take the gold from him.The police recovered 128 gold bars weighing nearly 15 kg and 28 crude gold bars weighing 7.8 kg, concealed in four nylon kneecaps and a belt with 26 pockets. Based on the input received, officers reached the hotel and arrested Abdulla Ali, 29, who had arrived from Nairobi on flight KQ-210. The Sahar police received a call from the hotel around 8 am yesterday over suspicion of contraband material inside the bag of a crew member of Kenya Airways who had checked in.

Vigilance on part of three employees of Hotel Grand Hyatt in Santacruz East yesterday helped to bust a Kenya Airways crew member, who was found to be illegally carrying nearly 23 kg of gold. The Sahar police received a call from the hotel around 8 am yesterday over suspicion of contraband material inside the bag of a crew member of Kenya Airways who had checked in. Based on the input received, officers reached the hotel and arrested Abdulla Ali, 29, who had arrived from Nairobi on flight KQ-210. They also arrested a Kenyan identified as Ali Hussain Ibrahim, 26, who had come to the hotel to take the gold from him.The police recovered 128 gold bars weighing nearly 15 kg and 28 crude gold bars weighing 7.8 kg, concealed in four nylon kneecaps and a belt with 26 pockets. The total value of the precious metal recovered is estimated at Rs 6.37 crore. Ali, who has admitted in his statement of knowledge, possession, carriage and recovery of the said gold bars, has been handed over to the customs department for further investigation.The Sahar police and zone DCP felicitated hotel employees Vivek Hanumant Vayadande, Manjit Singh Gurudeep Singh Manga and Vipul Arun Mangale for their tip-off. Speaking on the matter, Yasmin D Poonegar, director of Corporate Communications, South West Asia, Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, said, "As the matter is under investigation, Hyatt cannot add any further comment."Number of gold bars found on accusedNumber of crude gold bars recoveredValue of the gold seized Stay updated with all the Mumbai Latest News headlines here. For more exclusive & live news updates from all around India, stay connected with NYOOOZ.

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