London, March 21 (ANI): A suspected drug smuggler is believed to have swallowed cocaine parcels and has not gone to the toilet for more than a month to hang on to the packages.
Cops think that the parcels are hidden in the 49-year-old's stomach after he allegedly swallowed them before getting on a flight home from Columbia.
Police say that the man is eating as little as possible to prevent nature from taking its course and is also refusing to have an X-ray.
Last week, the man's lawyers argued he should be freed because officials have been unable to provide evidence that he is a smuggler.
However, Uxbridge Magistrates' Court in northwest London ruled he must remain in the custody of the UK Border Agency until he goes to the loo.
"Not having a motion for a month is on the border of what the human body can stand. His bowel could rupture - he is putting his life at great risk," News of the World quoted Dr Carol Cooper as saying. (ANI)