LAHORE: A Pakistan International Airline’s (PIA) air hostess was caught smuggling gold to New York at Allama Iqbal International airport today.

The customs officials took the air-hostess in custody after she was found smuggling two kilograms of gold. She was caught before departing for a New York bound flight, PK-721.

The officials said she is currently being investigated and that further details would be released in time.

A couple of years ago, London immigration officials had imposed a fine of 2,000 pounds on Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) for allowing air-hostess’s with expired passports on board.

The London immigration officials had also arrested an air hostess and issued notice to the PIA for violation of rules. They asked the PIA to strictly ensure complete documentation of all passengers and cabin crew aboard the plane in future.