Source Pravda.Ru

Chinese man swallows diamond worth $14,000 to steal it

A visitor of the jewelry exhibition in Sri Lanka was arrested for attempting to steal a diamond. The man simply swallowed the precious stone to steal it.

The incident occurred on Wednesday, September 5, during the opening day of Facets Sri Lanka. A participant of the jewelry show said that a 32-year-old Chinese man came up to the window displaying a variety of precious stones, and asked to take a closer look at the stone that he liked most, reports. "He took it in his hands and pretended to be carefully studying the stone, and then he suddenly put it in his mouth," the exhibitor said.

The exhibitor called security, and the Chinese man with a diamond in his stomach was detained. The thiefwas  immediately sent to a hospital in Colombo, where he was given a laxative. The owner of the kiosk evaluated the swallowed diamond at 1.8 million rupees (14,000 dollars).

Facets Sri Lanka Jewelry Exhibition is held in Colombo since 1991. This year it will last before  September 8. The event is expected to attract about nine thousand visitors. About 200 producer display their products at the show.