Police in Russia arrested a man who became ill on a train from Krasnoyarsk, and he was taken to the hospital in Bogotol to have the heroin he was smuggling removed from his stomach. Then they arrested the surgeon who performed the operation!
Law enforcement agents confiscated the capsules but later found five grammes of heroin hidden in the surgeon's clothing. Police have released video footage of a young man wearing an Adidas jacket, his face blurred, who is proported to be the surgeon.
Local news outlets said he is 32, with previous convictions for drug possession. "At the moment of his arrest, the doctor was in a state of drug intoxication," the police said.
A criminal case has been opened and the surgeon faces up to 15 years for drug possession and theft.