In Berlin, a 24-year-old Colombian woman was arrested at Frankfurt airport after she was found to be carrying 1kg of cocaine inside her breasts.
Airport officials became suspicious after they found fresh operation scars below the woman’s breasts during a search and complained of severe pain.
The drugs had been inserted into her body during a hasty operation.
She was sent to a local hospital where doctors removed two 500-gram lumps of cocaine wrapped in plastic from each of her breasts.
The drugs have a market value of ($220,000) and were destined for Spain.
Airport spokesman Hans-Juergen Schmidt said:
“This is the first case in Germany in which drugs have been smuggled in this fashion.”
Customs agents were shocked by what they said was the amateurish surgery.
It shows how drugs smugglers “are completely indifferent to human life and the life-threatening conditions of their drug carriers.”
The woman, who said she has three children in Colombia where she worked in agriculture, is facing drug trafficking charges and jail time.
One word. Ouch!
Join the discussion.