Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Russian surgeon arrested for taking heroin from patient's stomach

A Russian surgeon has been arrested for taking a five-gram bag of heroin he found in a patient's stomach.
 
‘Drunk’ Russian surgeon arrested for taking heroin from patient’s stomach

"The doctor was intoxicated at the time of detention," police for the Siberian region of Krasnoyarsk said in a statement on Tuesday, adding he faced up to 15 years in prison for theft and possession. 

The doctor, who was not named, refused to answer questions without a lawyer, the police said.

It was not clear whether the patient had been arrested.
 
 For the rest of the story: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/13/us-russia-narcotics-idUSBRE97C06Y20130813

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