Precious meal: Chinese man swallows $13,000 diamond

Precious meal: Chinese man swallows $13,000 diamondColombo: A 32-year-old Chinese man has been arrested in Sri Lanka after he swallowed a 1.5-carat diamond to steal it at the country’s largest annual gem and jewellery fair, Facets Sri Lanka 2012.

Exhibitor Suresh Wijekoon told AP that the Chou Wan, who was behaving suspiciously at his stalls, snatched the diamond from him and swallowed it.

The diamond was valued at $13,636.

Doctors at Colombo’s National Hospital have found after taking x-rays that the man had indeed swallowed the diamond. “Doctors have advised surgery to remove the diamond,” police spokesman Ajith Rohana said.

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