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A pair of sausage stuffers who sliced up nearly 250 lbs of meat to smuggle out of their factory wound around their bodies are facing jail in Kiselyovsk, Russia, after being caught red handed by their boss.

The night shift workers had wrapped the prime beef and pork fat with clingfilm ready to wear under their clothes as they walked past security but were thwarted when the factory owner came back to the plant to collect some paperwork.

"They could not give a rational answer for what they had done and admitted attempted theft under questioning," said a police spokesman.

"They wanted the meat for their Christmas and New Year celebrations and thought that if they could wear it through the security gates they would not get caught," they added.

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