Celebrities flaunting engagement rings, sporting diamond grills and singing praises about the jewel support the notion that “diamonds are forever.” And while Shirley Bassey might have “no fear that they might desert [her],” for many of us they can mean trouble.
Take, for example, an unnamed 25-year-old man at O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa.
According to the BBC, the man — reportedly Lebanese — was waiting to board a flight to Dubai when authorities acting on a tip subjected him to a search. The Hawks, South Africa’s elite police unit, arrested him after a body scan revealed his stomach contained 220 gemstones.
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