Spanish police arrested in El Prat airport in Barcelona, a woman from Colombia carrying 1.3 kilograms of cocaine inside breast implants.
The woman, who arrived at Barcelona airport on a flight from Bogota, Colombia, raised suspicions among agents responsible for monitoring designated “suspicious flights” because of ambiguous answers about the reasons for the trip, said the police, on Wednesday.
Police searched the woman and found bloodstained gauze covering open wounds on the underside of her breasts.
The passenger, a 20 years Panamanian female, claimed that she had undergone surgery two months ago to get breast implants and that the wounds had not healed completely.
Through wounds, police managed to detect “a strange white substance” and, after an X-Ray, the woman was sent to an hospital to be observed.
At the hospital, the doctors removed a bag from each breast, filled with cocaine, weighing 1.3Kg in total (aprox. 3pounds).
It was also proven that the narcotic had already entered the bloodstream of the carrier.
The woman was arrested and, in addition to trafficking charges, she faces a charge of crime against public health.