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.