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With a kilo of gold in his rectum, man acts odd, arrested at Jaipur airport

Pankaj Saduwani was taken into custody at the airport Sunday night after the Customs personnel suspected odd behaviour. He had alighted from Thai Airways, Assistant Commissioner, Customs, Hoshiyar Singh said.

india Updated: Dec 26, 2018 11:57 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Jaipur
A 30-year-old man was arrested at the Jaipur International Airport for allegedly trying to smuggle gold into the country by hiding it in his rectum, a Customs official said Tuesday.(Reuters)

A 30-year-old man was arrested at the Jaipur International Airport for allegedly trying to smuggle gold into the country by hiding it in his rectum, a Customs official said Tuesday.

Pankaj Saduwani was taken into custody at the airport Sunday night after the Customs personnel suspected odd behaviour. He had alighted from Thai Airways, Assistant Commissioner, Customs, Hoshiyar Singh said.

During questioning Saduwani revealed that he was hiding six pieces of gold, weighing about 1 kg, in his rectum, he said.

Subsequently, he was arrested and the gold seized, Singh said.

The official said the modus operandi of the gang is that a smuggler is given a photograph of the consignee -- waiting outside the airport -- and he has to handover the smuggled goods to that person only.

Saduwani is being further interrogated, Singh added.

First Published: Dec 25, 2018 20:08 IST