The Hawks members have arrested an alleged diamond dealer near Cape town.
According to the Hawks Captain Philani Nkwalase, Hamukwaya Eliakim appeared in the Strand Magistrate’s Court on Friday. He was charged with illegal diamond dealing.
The man allegedly swallowed diamonds as the officers approached them.
The suspect was transported to hospital. The officers accompanied him into the toilet.
Eliakim is expected to apply for bail on Thursday.