Six-Carat, $300,000 Diamond Removed From Alleged Smuggler Via Colonoscopy

Six-Carat Diamond Bangkok
An alleged smuggler seemingly swallowed a diamond during a fair in Bangkok, Thailand. She was later arrested and the diamond was surgically removed. Pictured: A woman holds a cushion-cut K color diamond of 80.73 carats that is on display as part of the Important Jewels Press Preview highlighting the Magnificent Jewels of Margaret Adderley Kelly at Christie's in New York City on June 12, 2015. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

BANGKOK, Sept. 13 (UPI) — A six-carat diamond worth about $300,000 was surgically removed from the intestines of a Chinese woman who swallowed it in an alleged smuggling attempt in Bangkok, Thailand.

Jiang Sulian, 30, allegedly stole the diamond from the M.Tarun Diamonds Company during the Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair on Thursday. Authorities said she was recorded by security cameras stealing the diamond and replacing it with a fake gemstone.

Sulian was arrested on Saturday at the Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok. She initially denied the accusations, but an X-ray showed the diamond was in her intestine.

Attempts to free the diamond by giving Sulian laxatives failed. A 12-minute colonoscopy was performed to extract the diamond. She was arrested along with Hae Ying, an alleged male accomplice.

Sulian will recover at a hospital before she is sent to jail. She later will appear at the Nonthaburi Provincial Court.


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