A Fujian Province man suspected of skimming personal data online stealthily swallowed a USB flash drive in an attempt to hide the evidence from arresting officers. However despite his best efforts, he couldn’t hide it from an X-ray.
The man surnamed Chen was taken into custody on suspicion of running a ring of data mining scammers through Trojan malware in 2017.
As police descended on his hideout, Chen first pretended to throw something out of the window – then threatened to jump from it. During the fiasco, police said he had snatched up the flash drive from a computer and gulped it down.
“The air-conditioner was on, but the windows were open. This means he was always prepared to throw evidence out of the window,” an official said.
While in custody, Chen underwent interrogations – even ate meals – all without giving away his secret data deposit.
“We all know how it feels to hold in a bowel movement. He is a really tenacious guy,” an official later said.
It was only during a police-ordered medical exam that doctors took an X-ray and spotted the disk sitting in his stomach, media reported.
It was not reported if he was charged or if (and how) the flash drive was recovered.
– Global Times
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