Prisoner had cannabis up his nose for 18 years

A prisoner had cannabis stuffed up his nose for 18 years without realising it.

Prisoner had cannabis up his nose for 18 years

A man had cannabis stuffed up his nose for 18 years - and he never realised it.

His initial intention with the cannabis was to smuggle it into prison using a balloon that he planned to hide up his nose.

However, the man mistakenly thought he had swallowed the package - meaning it has remained inside his nose for almost two decades.

And in spite of witnessing a spike in the number of sinus infections he was suffering, the prisoner never thought any more about the issue until a recent check-up.

The peculiar story has been documented in the British Medical Journal, which describes the case as "unique".

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