Both were subsequently arrested.
The Emirates crew member was a native of Maharashtra and arrived on the airline's flight from Dubai as an ordinary passenger, off-duty, at 1000 hrs, customs said.
Officers of Customs Air Intelligence Unit on search, found that she had concealed gold bars weighing 13 kg, worth Rs 3.76 crore, in her dress, a senior official said.
Her name was not revealed. "In the interrogation the passenger admitted her offence and revealed that to avoid payment of customs duty on gold, she had smuggled it by deftly concealing it in her dress," the official said.
Meanwhile, Emirates Airline said in a statement that "on April 9 an incident occurred wherein a passenger arriving on flight EK526 from Dubai to Hyderabad was detained by Customs for carrying an undeclared quantity of gold in baggage. Emirates has extended its cooperation to the Customs authorities investigating the matter."
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