MAN ARRESTED WITH STOMACH FULL OF DIAMONDS
South African police have
arrested a 25-year-old man suspected
of attempting to smuggle
out of the country in his digestive tract
through Johannesburg's main airport.
The Lebanese national bound for Dubai had swallowed $2.25 million worth of polished diamonds before he was stopped before a security checkpoint at Africa's biggest airport and then relieved of his concealed cargo, police said.
"We used laxatives to remove the diamonds," police spokesman Paul Ramaloko said on Thursday. The man will appear in court on Thursday.
In March, police arrested another Lebanese national who was attempting to smuggle $1.69 million worth of diamonds out of South Africa.
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