From the NY Post:
Florin Necula, of Long Island City, Queens, swallowed a black 4 gigabyte Kingston flash drive after Secret Service agents raided his home to bust up a New Jersey-New York bank fraud ring, according to court papers.
Federal agents raided the apartment of Necula and his co-defendants in the case, seizing cell phones and laptops and digital cameras.
But before agents could grab all the evidence, Necula scooped up the roughly inch-long mini-drive and gobbled it up.
Patient feds waited days for the suspect to download the evidence, but the computer drive was jammed in his system as his attempt to obstruct justice, instead obstructed his colon.
"Doctors from the New York Downtown hospital later removed the flash drive because they were concerned that Necula would be injured if they allowed the flash drive to remain inside him," special agent Joseph Borger wrote in an affidavit.
Some unfortunate crime lab technician was still able to retrieve the information.
Necula and three co-defendants were charged with illegally attaching a device, called a skimmer, to bank ATMs in Jersey City and Queens that would allow them to read customer’s debit card numbers. They allegedly stole over $35,000.