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30 December, 2005

Indigestible wealth

Imagine rolling up a US hundred-dollar bill and shoving it in into a plastic capsule, then swallowing it. Now repeat this fifty times.

We can only hope that this is what poor Abdulla Abdul Khader attempted on his way to Dubai, because if he had drawn out single dollar bills, he must have had a stomach like an ox:

"He swallowed US $5,000 but found it tough to digest them. Abdulla Abdul Khader was detained by the Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) of customs at Sahar airport five days ago on suspicion that he was carrying foreign currency. He was then admitted to the JJ hospital when it was found he had swallowed the contraband concealed in small capsules."

Thank god he didn't try smuggling it out in Turkish lira.

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7 Comments:

Blogger javaricho said...

I thought that was just loose change in that part of the world

30 December, 2005 06:05  
Blogger Tim Newman said...

I once found myself having to smuggle $5000 out of Ukraine. I took the novel approach of putting it in my back pocket and casually sauntering through customs.

30 December, 2005 11:09  
Anonymous mohamed Elzubeir said...

Well, they certainly werent all $100 bills (159 capsules..). Coming to think of it, Tim's approach seems to be the most effective.. and might even come out as 'huh? I didn't know this was illegal, completely forgot about this thing here!'.. as opposed to someone who went through the elaborate process of swallowing plastic capsules with bills in them. Wow.

30 December, 2005 11:49  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could be a winner, where else can you keep all that Turkish Lira.

Sorry, I just have an image of throwing up thousands of Lira on the back seat of an Instanbul taxi after a heavy night on the town.

Keep the change mate.

30 December, 2005 23:18  
Blogger CG said...

I hate it when they question you and specifically ask, "how much do you have with you, RIGHT NOW", and I am thinking....hmmm do you mean the amount in my bra? in my purse? jeans pocket no.1? jeans pocket no.2? jeans pocket 3? sock 1? sock 2? ....then i whisper feebly, "$500 I thinnnnnnnk".
Always made it so far.

31 December, 2005 07:54  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i dont know why do govts make such simple things crime? Why cant India have free imports and exports and exchange of currency? They will kill a whole crime industry by doing that.

31 December, 2005 12:00  
Blogger Dengrous Boy said...

they donot hav a bank?

31 December, 2005 12:06  

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