A man has been caught trying to smuggle contraband into an American prison… by hiding it in his anus.
Staff at La Porte County Jail in Indiana made the discovery on Wednesday when the man, an arrested suspect, refused to cooperate during a routine search.
The man ‘reluctantly’ agreed to an electronic body scan, where the jail’s assistant commander of operations, Lieutenant Jeff Holt, ‘observed what appeared to be a foreign object inside the anal cavity of the arrestee’, Sky News reports.
Despite remaining uncooperative a second scan found the object had moved slightly and could be identified – as an eight-and-a-half inch long pair of scissors.
A spokesman for the jail added: ‘A short time later, the scissors were removed from the arrestee without incident’.
Details of the man’s identity or what he was arrested for have not been made public.
The full-body scanner was first used in the jail in 2017, and it has discovered items including tattoo equipment, drugs, and ‘paraphernalia’.
Captain Derek J Allen, from La Porte County sheriff’s office, said: ‘Lieutenant Holt is commended for relying upon his training and experience, and successfully preventing a dangerous edged object from making its way fully into the jail.’
While this particular incident took place in America, Brits are certainly no strangers to inserting things into their bums which shouldn’t be there.
In fact, it costs the NHS £350,000 every year to remove items which became lodged in peoples’ bums.
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