A south African man was arrested and charge after he attempted to board a flight while $2.3M in diamonds sat inside his belly. The man was taking a trip to Dubai when a body scan revealed that he ingested the diamonds in an attempt to smuggle them.
Estimates suggest that a total of 220 purely polished diamonds were swallowed. Isn't that deadly or something? You probably heard them inside of him while he walked. I'm sure that they made him shit out every last one. Peep the report below.
South African police have arrested a man who they say swallowed 220 polished diamonds in an attempt to smuggle them out of the country.The man was arrested as he waited to board a plane at Johannesburg airport.Source: Facepunch
Officials said a scan of his body revealed the diamonds he had ingested, worth $2.3m (£1.4m; 1.8m euros), inside. The man was reportedly of Lebanese origin and was travelling to Dubai. "We nabbed him just before he went through the security checkpoint,"
Paul Ramaloko, spokesman of the South Africa elite police unit the Hawks said, according to Agence France Presse. Authorities believe the man belongs to a smuggling ring. Another man was arrested in March also attempting to smuggle diamonds out the country in a similar way. South Africa is among the world's top producers of diamonds.