A Canadian man was found guilty of smuggling $165,000 worth of gold in his butt Wednesday morning.
“His locker contained Vaseline and latex gloves, which could have been used to insert a puck into his rectum,” Justice Peter Doody told the court, according to CBC News. The several stolen pucks of gold weighed roughly half a pound.
Leston Lawrence, an employee at the Canadian government’s premiere coin minting agency, the Royal Canadian Mint, was forced to pass through metal detectors at his place of work upon entering and exiting the building.
In above video, Lawrence is seen briskly walking through the security checkpoint and setting off the alarms. He appears to flail his arms in order to evoke an impatient sentiment.
Lawrence set off the detectors 28 times between December 2014 and March 2015, reports CBC News, more than any other employee without a metal implant.
He was always ultimately cleared to go after the on-duty officer’s second inspection. (RELATED: Uber Drivers Caught Smuggling Illegals Across The Border)
Despite the lack of videos showing Lawrence directly taking the precious metal, Doody ruled that he stole 22 gold “pucks” worth $165,000. He sold most of the purloined goods to Ottawa Gold Buyers, which later found out Lawrence worked at the mint.
The enterprise believed this was suspicious and notified the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). After investigations, RCMP arrested Lawrence.
Sentencing for Lawrence is expected to be on Nov. 28, 2016.
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