No one said criminals were smart.
In a bizarre case, doctors of a city hospital found 12 gold biscuits each weighing 33g inside the abdomen of a 63-year-old businessman.
The businessman had come to the hospital for surgery, stating that he had swallowed a water bottle cap and wanted to get it out of his body.
“He approached us on April 7 seeking surgery to remove a water bottle cap which he claimed he had accidentally swallowed. We got an X-ray done and it didn’t appear to be a cap. As the gold bars got stacked one behind the other it appeared to be a metal,” said Dr C S Ramachandran, senior consulting surgeon at Sir Ganga Ram hospital.
He didn’t want to talk about the find. Wondering how he thought he this was going to turn out. Apparently, the gold swallowing plan didn’t come out as expected and he had to turn to medical help. According to hospital sources, who reported the incident to police and customs, the man had swallowed the 12 gold biscuits to smuggle them into the country from Singapore. 10 days later, he realized he had a problem.
This method of smuggling, usually drugs, is very common and rather efficient, if you can stomach it.