Diamond purged out of Chinese man

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A USD 14,000 expensive diamond that was swallowed by a Chinese man in an attempt to steal it, has been retrieved after laxatives were given to him, the police said today.

"The Chinese man arrested on Wednesday had dropped the diamond with his excreta today. It was handed over to the Cinnamon Gardens police for verification", police spokesman and Superintendent Ajith Rohana said.

The diamond believed to be worth USD 14,000 was swallowed by a Chinese national, Chow Wan, during the opening of FACET 2012, the annual international gem and jewellery exhibition.

The 32-year-old visitor had asked the stall owner for a close inspection of the 1.5-carat diamond before swallowing it.

It was feared that the man may have to face surgery to remove the diamond as an X-ray taken at the National Hospital here had showed the diamond was lodged in his gullet.

Police said the prosecution was keen on retrieving the stone and they are also looking to interview the arrested man's companion who had fled the exhibition site upon the arrest of his friend.(PTI)

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  Comments - 13

  • Subbiah Sunday, 09 September 2012 05:16 AM

    The diamond has gained more publicity. It's value will go up.

    Jagath Leanage Sunday, 09 September 2012 05:45 AM

    I think this Chinese man has swallowed "Pearl of Asia".

    terence Sunday, 09 September 2012 10:05 PM

    That diamond will still remain a girls best friend

    Richardson Sunday, 09 September 2012 08:27 AM

    Holy cow It sparkles much more than before..

    We can get more Chinese in to the country to add more colour and sparkle to our blue Sapphires.

    lal Monday, 10 September 2012 07:09 AM

    Who is going to buy this stone with this history?

    Boss Monday, 10 September 2012 07:29 AM

    Diamond Or Pea nut

    Rom Monday, 10 September 2012 01:24 AM

    Nee how maaaaa, guuuuuuu"

    Norochcolai Monday, 10 September 2012 08:23 AM

    Nothing to be surprised..... Chinese will swallow the country as well.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Sunday, 09 September 2012 12:05 PM

    This is a good story that our President can relate to the Indian PM, how the Sri Lankans beat the s...t out of a Chinese!

    Danushka Saturday, 08 September 2012 10:29 PM

    thats some expensive No.2

    kan Monday, 10 September 2012 09:38 AM

    please find out he survived after swallowing diamond, normally if some one swallows it, will die within few hours of internal bleeding. This must be surely fake one made of plastic.

    MagodisThuma Sunday, 09 September 2012 01:13 AM

    Wash it First !

    Gamaraala Sunday, 09 September 2012 01:55 AM

    Well Done Ajith Rohana and Sri Lankan Police for picking diamonds out of chinese....


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