Man arrested for 'swallowing diamond'
on 05/09/2012 10:17:21
Chou Wan allegedly swallowed the gem while examining diamonds at a stall during the opening day of the exhibition in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo today.
The owner of the stall complained to police after he said that he saw Chou swallow the diamond, which was worth 1.8 million Sri Lankan rupees (€10,720).
Chou, a 32-year-old Chinese national, is in custody pending further investigation.
Sri Lanka has long been renowned for its highly-treasured gems.