50 ‘olives’ of drugs found in patient at French hospital
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The emergency staff of a hospital near Paris found about 50 "olives" of drugs, probably cannabis, in the body of a man suffering from a stomachache on Monday night, a police source announced Tuesday.
The 43 year-old man was complaining of an intense stomachache when he arrived on Monday evening at the emergency services of the Eaubonne hospital in the Val-d’Oise region near Paris, the police source said.
“A series of exams were done and the x-ray showed about 50 ‘olives’ (little balls) containing narcotic substances that may amount to cannabis resin”, the source added.
Informed by the nursing staff, the police came to the hospital to question the patient.
The man in his forties who lives in the small town of Bouffémont in the Val-d’Oise region explained that “about 10 days ago, he came back from Morocco with the ‘olives’ in his stomach”, the source said.
He was transferred under escort to the Lariboisière hospital in Paris where he had to undergo an operation.
According to the police source, the “olives” only contain a few grams of drugs and are estimated at a "maximum of 150 euros".
The local police station has started an investigation.
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