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 13 comments Comments (Shutterstock) (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.