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‘Odd behaviour’ gets man arrested with 1 kg gold hidden in rectum at Jaipur airport

Smuggler Pankaj Saduwani was taken into custody at the airport Sunday night after the Customs personnel suspected ‘odd behaviour’, officials said.

PTI | 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.

Pankaj Saduwani was taken into custody at the airport Sunday night after the Customs personnel suspected “odd behaviour”. He was on a Thai Airways flight.

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

Subsequently, he was arrested and the gold seized, the official 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, he added.