Customs officers at the Hamad International Airport, in the Qatari capital, have arrested a Yemeni man attempting to smuggle more than 12 kilograms (27 lbs) of sliced bacon hidden in his anal cavity.
53-year old Abd al Rahman Shamoun, was spotted by a specially trained police dog, looking for drugs or pork meat on passengers and in their luggage.
He appeared visibly nervous and sweaty, so the customs took him in a separate office for a more thorough search and investigation.
The search revealed 4 larges condoms hidden in his anal cavity, each containing more than 3 kilograms of bacon.
People ingesting or inserting illegal drugs, money, jewelry, or weapons in various cavities, is a rather common practice and airports around the world are used to dealing with such cases.
This is the first time, however, that bacon is discovered during a cavity search.
Due to Qatar’s strict laws regarding pork meat and other food that isn’t “permissible” or “allowed” in Islam, Mr. Shamoun faces some very serious criminal charges.
Accused of “possesion of controlled substances”, “trafficking controlled substances” and “illegal importation of controlled substances”, he could now face the death penalty, with a minimum of 50 lashes and 15 years in prison.