Man with 56 drug packets in stomach arrested at Geneva airport

22nd July 2013, Comments 0 comments

A man from Guinea-Bissau stopped at the Geneva airport at the weekend was carrying 56 packets of drugs in his intestinal tract, police said Monday.

The 41-year-old sparked the suspicion of customs officers when he arrived at Geneva airport from Lisbon Sunday morning and had been taken to a hospital for x-rays, Geneva police said in a statement.

"This medical exam revealed the presence of a number of packets," police said, adding that the "foreign objects have yet to be expelled" from the man's body.

The man had told police he was carrying 56 packets of an undetermined drug and that he had been set to receive 600 euros ($790) for his trouble.

The case has been handed over to the Geneva public prosecutor's office, police said.

© 2013 AFP

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