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12 gold bars found inside Indian man's stomach

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After 3 hours of surgery, doctors removed 12 bars of gold from the stomach of a man in India. (Courtesy: Gawker) After 3 hours of surgery, doctors removed 12 bars of gold from the stomach of a man in India. (Courtesy: Gawker)
Courtesy: Gawker Courtesy: Gawker
A dozen gold bars were recovered from an Indian man’s stomach during surgery after he complained of stomach pain.

BBC News reports the 63-year-old man told his doctor that we swallowed a bottle cap during a fight with his wife out of anger.

However, when doctors were performing surgery, they found the 12 gold bars, weighing nearly a pound, instead of a bottle cap.

The gold has been valued at $23,000.

The surgery took three hours and was very tedious, a doctor said.

According to the report, customs authorities questioned the man and confiscated the gold.

India, as the leader in gold consumption, has seen a record rise in smuggling following an increase of import costs.

*BBC News contributed to this report.


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