Carrying a gift given by her boyfriend -- a bullet -- in the plane proved costly for a Turkish Airlines airhostess who was detained by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) at the Delhi airport on Tuesday.
A live cartridge of a 9mm pistol was detected in her hand baggage when she was passing through the security check to board the Istanbul-bound flight. She was handed over to the police.
According to sources, the bullet was gifted to the 33-year-old crew member by her boyfriend, who is reportedly in the police.
The police said a case was registered under the Arms Act and the bullet seized. “She had come from Turkey on Monday morning. It is not clear how she cleared the security check there. Maybe, carrying a bullet is legal in Turkey, but here it is an offence,” a senior police officer said.
The crew member’s passport has been seized and she will not be allowed to leave the country till the case is over.
A Thai airways flight had to make an emergency landing at Delhi airport after a passenger suffered a brain stroke. The flight TG-948 was going from Bangkok to Madrid and was not scheduled to land in Delhi.
Gold in IGIA loo
New Delhi: A heavy packet in the toilet of the visitors’ lounge of the airport’s terminal 1D led to chaos early on Tuesday. When the Explosive Vapour Detector gave a negative signal, the CISF decided to open it only to find seven gold biscuits worth Rs 30 lakh. Each biscuit weighed 100g. htc