Tuesday, September 16th13.4°C
23373
23268

Man swallowed 220 diamonds

Police in South Africa say they've arrested a 25-year-old man who swallowed 220 polished diamonds in an attempt to smuggle them out of the country.

Capt. Paul Ramaloko of the South African Police Service said investigators arrested the man Tuesday night as he waited in line at security at O.R. Tambo International Airport just outside of Johannesburg. Ramaloko said a scan of the man's body showed the diamonds, which later were recovered. He said the man had been on his way to Dubai.

Ramaloko said the diamonds are worth about $2.3 million. Authorities believe the man belongs to a smuggling ring, as another man was arrested in March attempting the same thing.

South Africa is one of the world's top diamond producers.

The Canadian Press
How does this story make you feel? (181 total votes)
Castanet MoodMeter
Shocked
9.9%
Amused
59.1%
Annoyed
3.9%
Happy
14.9%
Sad
8.3%
Worried
3.9%


Read more World News

22392


Recent Trending





22392

22796


22674



World Quick Links World Discussion Forum
United Nations
World Health Organization
UNESCO
World Trade Organization
NATO
European Union
The Commonwealth
Francophonie
Olympics
Google Earth


Member of BC Press Council


22500