Man swallows 100 heroin capsules to smuggle and sell them to the unsuspecting publicBy Mason White 5:39 PM April 28, 2015
By: Mahesh Sarin
A man was arrested on charges of possession of drugs after police found 100 heroin capsules in his stomach, police in the United Arab Emirates said.
27-year-old H. K. was arrested at the Dubai Airport with almost 100 capsules of heroin in his stomach, a court heard.
Prosecutors said that the suspect entered the country and was arrested by inspectors after staff noticed that he was acting suspiciously.
An officer asked him if he had anything to declare it. He couldn’t respond as he didn’t speak English or the local language.
He was taken to an x-ray machine to see if he had something in his body. Agents noticed foreign objects in his stomach, and asked him about them, but he didn’t reply.
Officers took the suspect to the Rashid Hospital, where he stayed until the 100 capsules passed his system. Forensic reports stated that the suspect had 100 capsules of heroin in his stomach with a total weight of 727 grams.
The suspect pleaded guilty to one count of importing drugs with intent to sell.