Abdalla Ali Said arrived aboard flight KQ 210 and was apprehended while trying to check into a hotel near the airport.
Sahar Police said that Mr Ali had concealed ‘the gold in specially made knee caps and waist belt and worn it under his trousers.’
The Times of India reports that another Kenyan, Abraham Ali Hussein was also arrested. He is believed to have been Ali’s accomplice and was supposed to collect the smuggled gold from him.
They were arrested after a hotel employee grew suspicious as another foreign national kept walking close to him on the premises, the police said.
The two later confessed to carrying out what police described as the ‘biggest haul of gold’ in the city of Mumbai.
In October 2017, two KQ staffers; Daniel Koech and Paul Omondi were found to have hidden within the crew restroom four kilograms of narcotics concealed as Kenyan Coffee.
The two were apparently part of a syndicate that had been receiving narcotic drugs and delivering them to China, Netherlands, and India.
The cartel, reports indicated, was linked to a Nigerian drug trafficking gang.
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