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Doctors Surgically Remove 163gms of Smuggled Heroine

by Julia Samuel on  March 28, 2016 at 11:23 PM Medico Legal News   - G J E 4
A team of surgeons at a Massachusetts Hospital removed a total of 163 grams of heroin from a 51-year-old man's stomach, intestines, and even his rectum. The six-ounce bags were removed through a surgical operation conducted under police observation.
Doctors Surgically Remove 163gms of Smuggled Heroine
Doctors Surgically Remove 163gms of Smuggled Heroine
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Miguel Rodriguez, a 51-year-old citizen of the Dominican Republic who had just arrived at the U.S. allegedly swallowed 27 bags full of heroin to smuggle them into the United States.

‘Surgeons at a Massachusetts Hospital removed a total of 163 grams of heroin from a 51-year-old manís stomach, intestines, and even his rectum.’
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Rodriguez reported to the North Shore Medical Center Salem Hospital, complaining that he was feeling sick after eating a lobster. However, after consulting the patient, the staff recognized his symptoms as he was suffering from drugs intoxication. So, he was treated with the drug Narcan, a lifesaving drug for opioid overdose.

Miguel Rodriguez was charged with drug trafficking. However, since Rodriguez is currently recuperating in the hospital from major surgery, the Court has agreed to set a bail. According to the Court, the bail for Rodriguez's release has been set at 500.000 dollars.

Source: Medindia
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