A senior doctor said,"He approached us on April 7 seeking surgery to remove a water bottle cap which he claimed he had accidentally swallowed. We got an X-ray done and it didn't appear to be a cap. As the gold bars got stacked one behind the other it appeared to be a metal."
He got operated on April 9, but to the surprise of the doctors, 12 Gold biscuits emerged.
"We were shocked to find not one but 12 gold biscuits in his abdomen. When we asked him he was not ready to speak. We immediately sealed them in a container and handed it over to the medical superintendent," said the doctor.
The hospital authorities later handed over the bottle to the police and the custom department was informed. Doctors say that the patient had been operated thrice and is well known here. "He was operated for gall bladder removal, appendicitis and incisional hernia. He had diabetes. We were shocked when gold biscuits came out of his abdomen during the operation... But I am at least happy that I could save his life. If it would have stayed inside for couple of more days, it would have led to severe bleeding, rapture of the intestine, and septicemia. Moreover, he had severe diabetes," said the doctor.
Sources say that the man had swallowed the gold biscuits to smuggle them out of Singapore. But, when was not able to get them out with his stool, his stomach started hurting and he approached the doctors for help.