Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 23 April 2014

Cocaine bust after implants seized

Spanish authorities have arrested a Panamanian woman who had 3lbs of cocaine concealed in breast implants

Spanish authorities say they have arrested a Panamanian woman who arrived at Barcelona airport with 3lbs of cocaine concealed in breast implants.

The interior ministry said border police noticed fresh scars and blood-stained gauze on her chest as well as pale patches beneath her skin.

The woman said she had recently had breast implant surgery. The statement said police were suspicious and sent her to a local hospital where the implants were removed and found to contain cocaine.

The woman arrived in Spain from Bogota, Colombia.

European authorities routinely submit passengers arriving from Latin America to stringent checks to combat drug smuggling.

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