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article imageMan with fake leg tripped up for drug smuggling in Madrid

By Anne Sewell     Jun 12, 2013 in Crime
Madrid - Narcotics agents have been busy in Spain, as a passenger from Panama was caught at Madrid's Barajas Airport, attempting to smuggle 750 g of cocaine into the country in his prosthetic leg. On another flight from Peru, 11 kgs of the drug were captured.
On a flight from Panama on June 9th, a man was caught by Spanish national police narcotics agents with 750 grams of cocaine hidden in his orthopedic leg. The man was behaving suspiciously, causing the agents to inspect him more closely.
The photo, courtesy the National Police shows how he had hidden the drugs.
Another incident occurred on June 11th at Madrid's Barajas Airport, when Spanish narcotics agents were conducting a routine drugs inspection at the airport. They spotted a man, looking nervous and acting suspiciously on arrival from Peru.
On searching the man, he was found to be carrying two packages of cocaine weighing 11 kgs. On being arrested, the man admitted that he was to give the drugs to a worker at the airport.
Shortly afterwards, an airport maintenance worker was also arrested for involvement with the smuggling the cocaine into Spain and both men have been charged with drug trafficking.
A man was arrested at Madrid s Barajas Airport attempting to smuggle 750 grams of cocaine in his pro...
A man was arrested at Madrid's Barajas Airport attempting to smuggle 750 grams of cocaine in his prosthetic leg.
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