Cocaine surgically removed from stomach

March 4, 2011 at 12:05 PM
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TORONTO, March 4 (UPI) -- Doctors in Canada say they surgically removed 45 cocaine capsules from the stomach and intestinal tract of a Toronto man.

Police arrested Marlon Rhooms, 31, Tuesday and charged him with importing a controlled substance, two counts of possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and failure to comply with probation, the Toronto Sun reported.

Rhooms admitted himself to the hospital in January and told the medical staff he had ingested the cocaine packets in Jamaica. Police confiscated 11 capsules containing the drug at the hospital. Medical staff removed 34 more packets during the surgery.

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