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Man hides gold worth $16K in stomach

A man in India hid 12 gold bars in his stomach to evade an import tax. (Source: CNN) A man in India hid 12 gold bars in his stomach to evade an import tax. (Source: CNN)

NEW DELHI, INDIA (CNN) - Indian surgeons opened up the stomach of a patient complaining of abdominal pain and extracted a fortune.

Doctors say the 63-year-old was hiding 12 gold bars in his belly.

He's accused of smuggling them into India to evade an import tax.

Each bar weighs about 33 grams.

According to online gold estimates, together they're worth about $16,000.

The bars have been sent to customs for investigation.

The patient was discharged after the surgery and is reportedly doing fine.

Copyright 2014 SIR GANGA RAM HOSPTIAL via CNN. All rights reserved.

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