Cops: Surgeon Stole Heroin From Drug Mule's Stomach
Siberian doctor faces serious jail time
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 13, 2013 9:13 AM CDT
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(Newser) – It's the strangest drug bust in a while: After police in Siberia busted a drug mule, they asked a surgeon to remove the bags of drugs from his stomach. He did so, but authorities say he kept a 5-gram bag of heroin for his trouble, reports Reuters. The surgeon now faces 15 years on theft and possession charges. It surely didn't help his case that when police returned to ask about the missing drugs, he was high as a kite. They found the bag hidden in his clothes, reports AFP.

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purple6
Aug 15, 2013 1:30 AM CDT
Wouldn't it be easier to just prescribe himself some Oxy. And stay out of jail.
crafter67
Aug 13, 2013 2:47 PM CDT
wow - I would have thought just "ick" factor of having seen it pulled out of someone else would might have been a deterrent.
fractal
Aug 13, 2013 1:54 PM CDT
Let's face it. Almost everyone likes to get stoned one way or another.