Sunday, December 10, 2006

Fishy Diamonds Surface at Russian Airport

Russian custom officers found 25 large, rough diamonds tucked in a dead fish. The strong aroma drifting from a woman’s suitcase raised their suspicions, resulting in the surprising discovery.

The search of the 51-year-old woman’s belongings took place at the Polyarny airport as she was about to board a flight to Moscow, Ananova reported. During the search, officers pulled a three-foot long pike out of her luggage, and that’s when the diamonds fell out.

Police suspect the diamonds are fishy and have started an investigation. A police spokesperson said, “The woman thought the stink from the fish would be enough to put guards off asking too many questions if she was stopped. Luckily, the guards were keen fishermen and didn't mind at all.”

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