Spain arrests woman with cocaine breast implants

What, no surgeon on call at the gate?

Spanish authorities have arrested a Panamanian woman who arrived at Barcelona airport with 1.38kg of cocaine concealed in her breast implants.

The interior ministry said on Wednesday border police had noticed fresh scars and blood-stained gauze on the woman's chest and pale patches beneath her skin. The woman said she had recently had breast implant surgery.

Officers were suspicious and sent her to a local hospital where the implants were removed and found to contain cocaine, the ministry added.

The woman had flown in from Bogota, Colombia.

European authorities routinely submit passengers arriving from Latin America to stringent checks to combat drug smuggling.

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6 Responses:

  1. Completely not relevant to this post, but you (sensibly) close comments on really old ones, so...

    Every one in a while I get the urge to crawl through the current state of the world in iOS QR code scanning, using your monstrous DNA vcard code as a torture test. Up until today, every single last reader I tried had failed miserably.

    Today was different: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/scan/id411206394?mt=8

    It took a steady hand to get it to actually register the code on my laptop screen, but once it did this was the result:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/mzl27ub5cmhytih/Photo%20Dec%2012%2C%2010%2047%2031%20PM.png

    Not pictured: it got both addresses correct as well as the birthday. The geocode is the only question mark (it just says "GEO: 37.771007" in a "notes" field), and I'm not sure if that's a bug in the scanner of if apple's vcard implementation just doesn't support it.

    • Ben says:

      jwz, is the herp-derping of the itunes link a feature or a bug? Related to the (new?) 'herp derp' checkbox?

      • Huh, cute. NBD: certainly the 2 people (generously) who care could copy-and-paste the links.

        • Ben says:

          I could swear the Dropbox link did not do the herp-derp trick when I clicked it the first time, but it does now. Bug, I'm thinking...

      • jwz says:

        It's a work in progress. Fixed now, I think. Though after derping then de-derping, links are no longer clickable and I'm not sure how to fix that.

  2. Jason Scott says:

    Man, imagine if she had been innocent. That's not exactly breaking your glasses by mistake.