Gold bars found in man’s stomach

NEW DELHI, India – Indian surgeons opened the stomach of a patient complaining of abdominal pain and extracted a fortune.

Doctors say the 63-year-old was hiding 12 gold bars in his belly.

He’s accused of smuggling them into India to evade an import tax.

Each bar weighs about 33 grams.

According to online gold estimates, they’re worth $16,000.

The bars have been sent to customs for investigation.

The patient was discharged after the surgery and is reportedly doing fine. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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