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Cocaine-Filled Breast Implants Get Woman Arrested at Airport

  1. Beenthere2Hippie
    SPAIN - A Venezuelan woman with 1.7kg of cocaine hidden in her breast implants has been arrested at Madrid airport after arriving on a flight from Colombia.

    "During a check of passengers from a plane from Bogotá, the gestures and behaviour of a supposed tourist raised the suspicions of narcotics agents," police said on Friday. After a baggage search revealed nothing, female officers conducted a body search of the 43-year-old woman and discovered "certain irregularities and deformations in both breasts."

    At that moment, the suspect started to act nervously and "confessed that she was carrying implants with cocaine inside", police said. The woman was taken to a hospital where the implants were removed and found to contain 1.7kg (3.75lb) of the drug. Although unusual, it is not the first time Spanish police have seen drug smugglers using breast implants to try to beat detection. In December 2012, a Panamanian woman arriving in Barcelona from Bogotá was found with 1.4kg of cocaine in her fake breasts. Her recent insertion wounds were still bleeding under bandages.

    Other techniques have included drugs hidden under wigs, mixed into a cast put on a leg, and shaped and hardened into crockery. Spain has a special police unit that checks so-called hot flights from the main drug-trafficking countries. So far this year, in Madrid airport alone, the squad has seized about 500kg of cocaine and 6kg of heroin, and made 189 arrests.


    The Guardian/ August 15, 2014

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/15/woman-cocaine-breast-implants-arrested-madrid

    photo: http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/ve...adrid.aspx?pageID=238&nID=70478&NewsCatID=351

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    Beenthere2Hippie
    BT2H is a retired news editor and writer from the NYC area who, for health reasons, retired to a southern US state early, and where BT2H continues to write and to post drug-related news to DF.

Comments

  1. Openmymind
    I often wonder how the cocaine I did was smuggled in. this doesn't sound too bad though in comparison to other methods.
  2. Beenthere2Hippie
    They brought her to the hospital, cut her open and removed the drugs and implants from her body. That sure doesn't sound painless to me. What 'other methods" were you referring to that were "not too bad" in your book?

  3. questforstarfish
    I feel so confounded, initially- who the fuck would permanently disfigure their breasts and risk dying from flying shortly after a surgery, and risk undergoing two surgeries just for trafficking? But then I think of the amount of poverty and desperation in some of these countries and it makes me really sad :(
  4. soso
    What would have happened if she kept her nerve and didn't confess? Would they be able to X-ray her tits to see what it was or would they have to open them up and have a look?

    Bt2h
    I think open my mind was on about from the users point of view, I know it's prob stupid but I'd rather do drugs that were smuggled in fake breasts instead of stuck up some blokes arse hole.

    Quest
    There could be a number of reasons she did it, some people are desperate, there's some pretty ruthless people involved in drug trafficking, especially when you get into quantities of kilos, she could have been forced into it, also Mules have been promised big money to do shit like this only to be fucked over on arival, the traffickers might not have been planing to have a surgeon recover the coke, she could have been killed and opened up then disposed of, who knows.
  5. Alfa
    It's amazing that they go this far to operate someone to put the cocaine in, but not be smart enough to use normal form implants.
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