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The man with the golden gut: 12 gold bars removed from man's stomach

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 12:36 PM -

WARNING: Some of what you'll see in the video is graphic content

You've heard of people described as having hearts of gold, but what about someone with a bellyfull of the precious metal?

That's what doctors in New Delhi found when a man arrived from overseas in severe discomfort. The man complained of stomach pain and nausea, claiming to have swallowed the cap of a plastic bottle.


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But what medics found when they were forced to operate was rather more pricey and presumably more painful.

12 gold bars were removed from the 63-year-old's stomach, each of the objects weighing about 33 grams.

While it doesn't like much, in total they'd command an import duty of $17,000.

The gold bars are now in police care and the patient is under investigation for tax evasion, which certainly takes the shine off his import experiment.

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