A Chinese national was arrested today after he swallowed a diamond at the Gem and Jewellery exhibition at the BMICH in Colombo.
The police said that the Chinese man had attempted to steal the diamond worth Rs. 1.8 Million.
However a man at the stall where the diamond was placed had noticed the attempt to to steal it and alerted the police.
The Chinese man was with another Chinese visitor at the time. He was identified as 32 year old Cho Wan, the police media unit said.
He was arrested by the police at the BMICH. The Kurunduwatte police are carrying out investigations.