The illicit-bullion business, it appears, is full of assholes:
At least three airline passengers have been caught smuggling bars of gold in their rectums in recent days, say authorities in Bangladesh.
One man had eight gold bars concealed inside his body, while an X-ray revealed four bars inside a man who was in a great deal of pain, said customs officials.
This case from Friday sounds, um, excruciating:
[C]ustoms officials detained a person who had eight gold bars hidden inside his body at Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, the Daily Star reported.
The man had just stepped off a flight from Dubai and admitted to carrying the bars after being challenged at border control.
Later, at the airport toilet, he pushed out eight bars worth nearly £40,000.
If nothing else, now we have a better understanding of the phrase “shit a brick.”