Normally, we think of spoliation – at least in e-discovery terms – as someone negligently or deliberately deleting digital evidence. Certainly, the idea of someone swallowing evidence isn't a new concept either, although we usually think of it in terms of drug balloons or something of that nature.
This story about a criminal who swallowed a USB drive probably wouldn't have registered on my radar screen save for the headline: "An alleged cybercriminal
who swallowed a USB drive thought to contain credit card data to destroy
evidence has been charged with obstruction."
You just can't make this stuff up…