Authorities are investigating an incident in which two crew members of Kenya Airways flights landed in Mumbai Airport, India.
The crew had originated in Nairobi on two separate flights on Thursday, February 9 and Friday, February 10 when they were found with the concealed gold.
It is a criminal offense to carry concealed gold in India.
Indian authorities have alerted their Kenyan counterparts over the discovery and arrests.
Officials in Nairobi are now investigating how the gold left JKIA and those who may have facilitated the same.
There are calls for thorough screening of all luggage departing the airport.
These will include even chattered flights.
Meanwhile, diplomatic efforts are ongoing to have the crew released and action is being taken locally.
The weight and value of the gold were not immediately established.
In 2018 another Kenya Airways crew member was arrested in Mumbai, India with 23 kilograms of smuggled gold bars.
He had tucked the 156 gold “biscuits” worth Sh100 million in a waist belt and knee-cap supports.
He was apprehended after checking into a five-star hotel near the international airport.
Officials termed it the biggest haul of smuggled goods that had ever been seized from an airline staff in the City of Mumbai.
Gold is popular in India hence the demand is also high.