Thorough Investigation

Published December 1, 2011

A Nigerian comedian was imprisoned for three weeks after an airport body scanner indicated he had drugs in his stomach. He may sue. Or he may make a movie about it.

The man was taken into custody after the airport body scan. After that, about 25 of the man’s bowel movements were “closely monitored” and “earnestly followed,” as police officials put it. They refused to comment on how “regular” those events were because the frequency was considered part of an ongoing investigation. But all were “negative” for drugs.

Source: Kevin Underhill, “Accused Celebrity Smuggler Cleared After 25 “Closely Monitored” Bowel Movements,” Lowering the bar, November 9, 2011