The heroin turned into a suppository was found thanks to an X-ray
The episode took place in Biella, in Piedmont
The heroin turned into a suppository was contained in a condom
The ploy, however, did not work
The man, a young man from Biella, was first taken to hospital to have the heroin removed
After the rush to the hospital, the carabinieri arrested the 29-year-old
Curious case in Biella, in Piedmont, where a man, in order not to be caught by the carabinieri, transformed 20 grams of heroin into a suppository. The 29-year-old, originally from Biella, at the time of the arrest by the armed forces, confessed that he was wearing only a small amount of hashish, but did not utter a word about the heroin hidden in the rectum. The carabinieri, who immediately noticed the boy's concern, did not trust the latter's confession and thus decided to go deeper, aware that the young man was also hiding other drugs
Pressed by constant questions, the man continued to say that he had nothing else with him except the little hashish previously declared. The agents, convinced of the lie uttered, took the boy to the hospital to undergo an X-ray, which gave a positive result about the carabinieri's doubts.
First in hospital, then arrest
The man was hiding the "suppository" hypothesized by the police, made with the aid of a condom. Besides the infringement, if the latter broke, he would have caused significant health damage to the 29-year-old. Such a large amount of heroin, about 20 grams, if it had dispersed in the intestine would have led to certain death the young man. After the rush to the hospital that saved his life, the boy was reported and later arrested.
Following his release, the precautionary measure of the obligation to sign with the absolute prohibition of expulsion from the city of residence was immediately taken for him. The young man will have to report to the barracks twice a day. The judge also revoked the man's citizenship income.
During the hearing, he justified his possession of drugs by stating that it was intended for private and personal use. He also added that the large amount of heroin purchased derives from his desire to go as little as possible to the drugstore.