Talk about dirty business.
Malaysian made to poop out concealed drugs
A 35-year-old Malaysian pooped out a total of 16 heroin-filled pellets in Australia after being caught for attempting to import the drug.
The discovery was made when the man had been called over for a bag check at the airport and two pellets in the bag tested positive for heroin.
As officers were concerned that the man may be concealing more drugs internally, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and Victorian Ambulance Service were notified.
The smuggler was eventually arrested at Avalon Airport in the Australian state of Victoria, on June 25 — but not before pooping out three pellets.
According to a joint statement by the AFP and Australian Border Force (ABF), the remaining 13 pellets were pooped out in hospital, after the man was taken into custody by AFP officers.
This adds up to a total of 18 pellets found in his possession.
700g of heroin
The man was found to be smuggling around 700 grams of heroin into the country.
He has since been charged under Section 307.2 of the Australian Criminal Code 1995, for importing a marketable quantity of a border controlled drug.
The maximum penalty for such an offence under Australian law is imprisonment of up to 25 years.
AFP warns about the dangers of drugs to the courier
In a separate Facebook post, the AFP warned that drug trafficking did not just pose a danger to drug user, but to couriers as well.
"This is the reality of internal drug trafficking, it starts on the streets and ends with a big ole mess in a hospital bathroom. It’s not only disgusting, it’s life-threatening – for both couriers AND drug users."
Top image from Australian Federal Police Facebook