Colombian woman caught with cocaine in her unmentionables

Smuggler's bra-stuffing scheme will cost her big.


J.A. Getzlaff
March 20, 2000 10:00PM (UTC)

Early in March, a Colombian woman was caught smuggling cocaine in Bogota's El Dorado International Airport. That's nothing new, but her method for concealing the drug was rather original -- she had it stuffed into a "false brassiere and underpants," according to Reuters.

To really fool security, she also lined her undergarments with "a pink, rubbery substance not unlike human flesh." She probably would have reached her final destination in Europe undetected had it not been for her Dolly Parton-esque curves. They were a little askew, said Colombian police, who began to suspect that all was not what it seemed.

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Upon questioning and strip-searching the woman, the cops discovered what was underneath her brick-house figure: about 4.4 pounds of cocaine.

According to the report, "mules" like this woman are regularly paid to carry drugs abroad, but they usually smuggle them in their digestive systems, which they then "unload" upon reaching their final destinations.


J.A. Getzlaff

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