Gold recovered from Sri Lankanís abdomen
February 25, 2015 08:00 am
Ending a wait that lasted about three days, Indian Customs officials succeeded in recovering the gold stuck in the abdomen of a Sri Lankan national who attempted to smuggle gold into the country by swallowing it.
Muhammad Suwair, 46, had swallowed five gold biscuits of 100 grams each. “We have recovered 12 of the 13 gold pieces from his stomach,” they said.
Hospital authorities were about to discharge him on Tuesday afternoon when an X-ray revealed a gold piece inside his stomach. So far, 630 grams of gold was recovered from him, which included two gold bars weighing about 80 grams.
Preliminary investigations indicated that the accused had procured the metal from Singapore and crushed it into small pieces. The coins were swallowed after wrapped them in condoms, the Hindu reports.