Canadian Man Detained After Swallowing $20,000 Diamond

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The 1.7 carat diamond has not appeared despite several visits to the bathroom (file pic)

via BBC News

A man suspected of swallowing a $20,000 diamond is being held in custody in Windsor, Canada, until it passes through his system, police say.

Richard Matthews allegedly swapped the gem for a fake and ate the real one.

The incident occurred almost a week ago but the stone has not appeared despite numerous visits to the bathroom.

Mr Matthews, 52, was initially being fed fiber-rich foods, but is now eating whatever he wants in order to speed the process, Sgt Brett Corey said.

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