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Man caught hiding 36 packets of cannabis inside his body

When police questioned a man seen making a drug deal, they were surprised to find they needed the help of a doctor to retrieve his stash from where it was hidden.

Man caught hiding 36 packets of cannabis inside his body
Archive photo of hash capsules. Photo: Spanish Guardia Civil.

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.

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Man sets himself ablaze outside Morocco consulate in Madrid

A man was seriously injured after setting himself on fire outside the Moroccan consulate in Madrid on Tuesday, police and diplomatic sources told AFP.

Man sets himself ablaze outside Morocco consulate in Madrid

It took place in a northeastern district of the Spanish capital at around midday and the man was taken to hospital in a serious condition, the emergency services said.

“We treated a man who had suffered serious burns and took him to La Paz hospital,” an emergency services spokesman told AFP.

Police sources confirmed the man “had set himself on fire outside the Moroccan consulate” but were unable to give further details.

Details of the incident were confirmed by a Moroccan diplomatic source.

“The person set himself on fire next to the consulate. We have no idea why
he did it. It happened very quickly,” the source told AFP.

“There was no contact with the consulate, it happened just outside.”

Unconfirmed media reports said the man was a Moroccan national in his 40s,
with an eyewitness telling Spain’s RTVE public television he saw what happened
while driving past.

“I saw him running and there were people behind him trying to pull his clothes off,” said the witness, who gave his name as Rasheed, adding that he saw someone running over with a fire extinguisher to try and put out the flames.

“From the way the flames were starting from his head, I think he had poured
petrol over himself.”

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