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'Drunk' Russian surgeon arrested for taking heroin from patient's stomach


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'Drunk' Russian surgeon arrested for taking heroin from patient's stomach

A Russian surgeon has been arrested for taking a five-gramme bag of heroin he found in a patient’s stomach. “The doctor was intoxicated at the time of detention,” police for the Siberian region of Krasnoyarsk said in a statement on Tuesday, adding he faced up to 15 years in prison for theft and possession. The doctor, who was not named, refused to answer questions without a lawyer, the police said. It was not clear whether the patient had been arrested. (Reporting by Gabriela Baczynska, editing by Elizabeth Piper).

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