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Russia: Surgeon stole heroin found in stomach

Updated: Wednesday, August 14 2013, 11:30 AM PDT
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MOSCOW -- Russian police say they have arrested a
surgeon who stole some of the heroin he had been called on to extract
from the stomach of a suspected drug mule.

Police in the Siberian
region of Krasnoyarsk say that after investigators discovered that some
of the drugs were missing, they searched the surgeon and found a packet
containing 5 grams of heroin hidden in his clothing.

The surgeon,
who was not identified, was under the influence of narcotics when he was
apprehended, according to the police statement issued Tuesday.

If
convicted of stealing the heroin, the doctor faces up to 15 years in
prison. There was no information about the identity of the suspected
drug mule, his travel plans or his fate.

Russia: Surgeon stole heroin found in stomach
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