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article imageWoman busted in Madrid with cocaine in breast implants

By Anne Sewell     Aug 16, 2014 in World
Madrid - A Venezuelan woman was arrested at Madrid airport Friday with 1.7 kilos (3.74 pounds) of cocaine concealed in her breast implants. Due to her suspicious behavior, officials searched her baggage but found nothing. Then they performed a body search.
According to a police statement, the 43-year-old woman was arrested shortly after she arrived on a flight from Colombia to Madrid. According to the statement, "During a check of passengers from a plane from Bogota, the gestures and behavior of a supposed tourist raised the suspicions of narcotics agents."
After finding nothing in her baggage, female officers conducted a body search of the woman and found "certain irregularities and deformations in both breasts".
As soon as the female officers discovered these irregularities, the suspect became very nervous and finally confessed that she was carrying implants containing cocaine.
The woman was then taken to a local hospital where doctors removed the implants and discovered that they contained 1.7 kilos (3.74 pounds) of cocaine.
This isn't the first time that Spanish police have come across this method of drug smuggling, although it is unusual. Back in December 2012, a Panamanian woman traveled from Bogota to Barcelona carrying 1.4 kilos of cocaine inside implants.
Due to various drug smuggling operations uncovered in recent years, Spain now has a special police unit checking what they term "hot flights" from the major drug-trafficking countries. So far in 2014 and in Madrid airport alone, they have made 189 arrests and have seized almost 500 kilos (1,000 pounds) of cocaine and six kilos (13 pounds) of heroin.
The drugs seized so far this year have been found hidden in various items such as book covers, cooler bags of beer, under wigs, in a plaster leg, in between diapers, hidden within toys or food and now breast implants have been added to the list.
Spanish sources:
National Police
The Local]
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