An Afghan man has been arrested in India over allegations he was smuggling heroin in his stomach, local media reported Monday.
The 55-year-old man identified as Abdul Ali was taken to a hospital in Noida, central India on February 28 with complaints of pain in the abdomen and loss of consciousness.
He was operated two days later and some plastic bags containing white powder sere removed from his abdomen, the Press Trust of India reported.
The packets were sent for testing and was confirmed as heroin, the report said citing a police official.
The man was arrested after he recovered from the surgery and during the probe it was found that two mobile numbers on which he had spoken were registered at Jaitpurt in Delihi.
However, police found that they were fake addresses.