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Gold bars found in Indian man’s stomach

Duncan Richardson, News Editor
22 Apr 2014, 10:38 a.m.

12 gold bars have been removed from the stomach of an Indian businessman. The patient, a 63 year old man, was admitted into hospital in Delhi after experiencing severe vomiting.

The patient told his doctor that during a fight with his wife he had accidently swallowed a bottle cap. However, when doctors operated they discovered 12 gold bars weighting 400 grams in the man’s stomach.

It is widely thought that the businessman swallowed the gold to avoid paying import tax when he returned to India from Singapore. Since the gold import tax was introduced smuggling into India has soared.

As soon as the gold was discovered the police were called and the gold confiscated.

View original source at: www.bbc.co.uk

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