Indian businessman abdominal Tibet 12 bullion smuggling swallow

Twelve bars of gold have been recovered from the stomach of a businessman in the Indian capital, Delhi, a surgeon treating him has said.
The 63-year-old man was admitted to hospital after complaining of vomiting and difficulty defecating.
He told his doctor that he had swallowed a bottle cap in anger, after a fight with his wife.
But when surgeons operated they found gold bars weighing nearly 400g (14oz) in his stomach instead of a bottle cap.
Doctors, who performed the operation on 9 April, told the BBC that police and customs authorities had questioned the businessman and confiscated the gold.
“This is the first time I have recovered gold from the stomach of a patient,” surgeon CS Ramachandran told the BBC. “I remember having taken out a bladder stone weighing 1 kilogram from a patient. But finding gold in a patient’s stomach was something unbelievable.”
“这是我第一次从病人胃里取出金子,”外科医生CS Ramachandran对BBC说,“我曾经从一个病人身体里取出1公斤重的膀胱结石,但是在胃里发现金子还真是不可思议。”
According to SBS, the businessman had swallowed the bars in Singapore and then traveled to India on March 28.
When he arrived home, he faced a quandary. How to get the gold out? He reportedly started “drinking lots of water and taking laxatives.” It did no good, and the gold lodged in his small intestine.
India, the world’s largest consumer of gold, has seen a rise in gold smuggling since the government imposed a 10 per cent duty on gold bullion imports in April, up from eight per cent.