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Woman swallows $7,000 after fight with husband

Woman swallows $7,000 after fight with husband

A woman has swallowed $7,000 in a bid to hide her money during a fight with her husband.

The unnamed woman reportedly ingested rolls of $100 bills, according to surgeons who removed the money from her stomach.

After surgery was completed, the woman spoke to Colombian news station RCN, where she revealed the money had been saved up for a vacation she was planning with her husband, which she had to sell several electrical household items to be able to afford.

Surgeons were able to remove 57 $100 bills from the woman's stomach, and Juan Paulo Serrano - Director of Surgery at the University Hospital of Santander in Spain - said the majority of the bills were extracted through a gastronomy through the stomach.

Juan also claimed the remaining bills would need to be passed through the woman's colon.

And the surgeon says that because the bills were not wrapped or packaged in any way, it is unlikely the woman was carrying them for any kind of illicit transport, and instead believes it was simply an "act of desperation".