[UPDATED] Oh, Noes! Muslim man arrested in Qatar for trying to smuggle in 27 pounds of bacon inside his anal cavity

UPDATE! Sorry, folks, I have just learned that this story is from a satire website. Still funny though.

Abd al Rahman Shamoun, bacon smuggler

Abd al Rahman Shamoun, bacon smuggler

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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. The 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.

World News Daily Report (h/t Rob E) 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.

In a press conference this morning, the Qatar Police Force presented the smuggled bacon and announced it had launched an investigation to determine if Mr. Shamoun was part of a larger bacon trafficking network.

In a press conference this morning, the Qatar Police Force presented the smuggled bacon and announced it had launched an investigation to determine if Mr. Shamoun was part of a larger bacon trafficking network.

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.

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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.

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