A Royal Canadian Mint employee is guilty of smuggling 22 gold nuggets called "pucks" in his rectum over a period of several months.
The gold pucks are “about the diameter of an Oreo cookie, and about two-and-a-half times as thick.
The pucks are worth a total of $165,000 Cdn.
The thief set off the metal detector more than other employees. Each time it happened, he was given a manual search with a hand-held wand. He passed the search every time. Apparently, the handheld detectors are less sensitive than the walk-through detectors and do not detect metal in body cavities.
Ontario Court Justice, Peter Doody said of the thief:
"His locker contained Vaseline and latex gloves, which could have been used to insert a puck into his rectum."He added that there were no cameras in the locker room. Since the arrest, security measures have been upgraded at the facility.
Note: We here at Infomaniac do not recommend using your rectum as a carryall.