Sri Lanka prisoner caught by ring tone from his rear-end

February 09, 2013 - 7:07:32 am
COLOMBO: A Sri Lankan prisoner who tried to hide his mobile phone during a search of his cell was caught out when guards heard ring tones from his rear-end, a hospital official said yesterday.



The 58-year-old convict had to be admitted to the national hospital in Colombo where doctors later retrieved the handset from his rectum. “The man had concealed the phone inside his person,” the official said, asking not to be named.



“Unfortunately for him, the phone rang at the wrong time and guards knew he had a phone at the wrong end.”



He said the man was in hospital for two days but was discharged and sent back to prison Friday after the mobile phone was taken out. The prisoner is serving a 10-year term for theft at the high security Welikada jail in the capital.

 

Customs discovers 2,600 live snakes in Hong Kong



HONG KONG: Hong Kong customs authorities investigating a shipment from Thailand marked as fruit were shocked to discover the consignment instead contained 2,600 live snakes, officials said yesterday.



Customs intercepted the air cargo shipment of 2,400 common rat snakes and 200 cobras on Tuesday and returned them on Thursday, a government spokeswoman said, just days before the start of the Year of the Snake in the Chinese horoscope.



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