Fresh Scars Give Away Airport Drug Smuggler

Woman had $220K worth of cocaine in breast implants: cops
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 10, 2016 6:05 PM CST
Fresh Scars Give Away Airport Drug Smuggler

Customs officials report an unusual arrest out of Germany: A 24-year-old Colombian woman was caught carrying $220,000 in drugs in her breast implants at Frankfurt Airport, reports Reuters. Authorities say the woman seemed to be in pain, and they found fresh operation scars below her breasts. They sent her to the hospital, where doctors removed 2.2 pounds of cocaine that had been inserted in what Reuters calls an "amateurish" operation. She had been bound for Spain. A customs rep says the case shows that drug smugglers "are completely indifferent to human life.” (This isn’t the first time something like this has happened.)

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