The Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport customs officers confiscated around 95 capsules from the large intestine of a Nigerian traveller. On Monday, the officers detained a 30-year-old foreigner voyaging from Dubai. Based on the information that a passenger on an Emirates flight was carrying drugs, the customs officials seized drugs worth millions from his gut.
The officers precluded the youth and dispatched him for an X-ray and CT scan at Ahmedabad Civil Hospital. Later, the reports revealed that the drugs were safe in his large intestine. The officials extracted the capsules from his bodily waste over four days. Now, the drugs will go for narco examination to verify their content.
The officials said they zeroed in on the youth after he acted suspiciously. Further, they interrogated the suspect and took him to the hospital.
Doctors at the Civil Hospital told the customs officials that no one could swallow 95 pills every 2.5 inches and 1 inch wide. Thus, he might have used retrograde insertion (pushing things in the body from the rectum). However, Doctors refused surgery as it would have ruptured the intestine and led to the death of the accused.
Dr Rajnish Patel, Additional Superintendent of Civil Hospital, also added that elimination was the only way to push the capsules. “The youth was given medicines to clean his bowel and the 95 capsules were recovered,” said Patel.