JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA -
There are lots of ways to rip off diamonds. You can do the old switch-a-roo when no one`s looking, or you can bring your crew for a smash and grab. Messy, but efficient as long as everyone is wearing a mask.
But some people have turned diamond theft into international diamond smuggling.
Cops in South Africa say they nabbed a diamond smuggler who tried to get on a plane with $2-million worth of ice . . . in his intestines.
Yeah, they say he had his boarding pass in hand and diamonds in his belly when they stopped him from getting on a plane to Dubai.
Police made him take a laxative, and that liberated 220 diamonds, weighing about 1,000 carats.
The hard part was cleaning off the diamonds, because, well, they were a bit, shall we say, soiled.
But, hey, chocolate diamonds are the in-things right now.