An Air India cabin crew member was detained by the London police for allegedly smuggling 50 cigarette crates.

Though some members of the crew were released later, Bhavik Shah, who admitted to his crime, was detained for eight hours.

Later, Air India bailed him out by paying £5,000.


Confirming the incident, a senior Air India official said the cabin crew member has been suspended.

“We suspended crew member Bhavik Shah for the alleged incident on the same day when it was reported,” an AI official told PTI

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