In the early hours of Saturday morning, police in Córdoba observed one man apparently giving a bag to another man in what appeared to be a drug trade, according to local newspaper Diario Córdoba.
The men tried to run away from the police in different directions, but officers were able to catch up to one of them.
When they questioned the man, who had a record of drug crimes, they noticed that he was acting in an anxious and evasive manner. He then told police that he needed to go to a medical centre because he was carrying about 40 plastic cases of hashish inside his body and his health was at great risk.
The man was then transferred to a clinic, where doctors found that there were foreign objects inside his digestive tract.
In total, doctors removed 36 plastic capsules of hashish weighing about 360 grams.
The man was arrested for a crime against public health.