When it comes to smuggling drugs, there are good ways and there are bad ways. If you’re clever enough to build your own drug-smuggling submarine, then you are a clever person indeed and I wish you great success in your new drug business. If you’re like most drug smugglers and you have to report to trickery to get your drugs smuggled out of the country or into another country, then good luck with that, because it takes a spine of steel and more guts than you can stuff into a big rubber tummy. Speaking of fake bellies, Colombian customs officials arrested a 28-year-old woman from Toronto, Canada, on drug smuggling charges. The woman was captured wearing a fake pregnancy belly stuffed with 2 kilos (5 pounds) of cocaine.
The woman was making her way through security when a customs official casually inquired as to how long the Canadian had been pregnant. That’s when the drug mule panicked, since she’s not actually pregnant. Freaking out at airport security is never good, especially not in Bogota’s airport, where 150 people were arrested trying to smuggle drugs out of the country so far this year.
“[The Canadian] didn’t like the question, which made the official suspicious. Instinctively, she then very delicately touched the lady’s belly, realizing it was too hard and extremely cold,” said Colonel Esteban Arias Melo, deputy director of Colombia’s police anti-narcotics section.
The unnamed tourist will now face charges of drug trafficking, possession, and production, with jail times of between 5 and 8 years. The drugs in her latex bump had a street value of $60,000.
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