Mint employee charged with smuggling $180k worth of gold in rectum

OTTAWA, Canada (WCMH) — A Canada man has been arrested and accused of smuggling gold out of the Royal Canadian Mint in his rectum.

Prosecutors tell CTV, alarms would sound each time Leston Lawrence, 38, would pass through security as he left work every day, but when guards would pat him down, they wouldn’t find anything.

It was because they weren’t looking in the right place.

According to prosecutors, Lawrence was concealing the gold pucks inside his rectum as he left each day and would eventually take about $180 thousand worth.

A bank teller reported unusual transactions made by Lawrence to police and that’s what sparked the investigation.

Prosecutors say he was taking the gold to a mall in Ottawa and trading it for cash. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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