Thursday, 13 December 2012
Woman Caught For Smuggling Cocaine In Breast Implants
A woman simply identified as Yeraldina, 33, was arrested in Barcelona, Spain, after she was caught allegedly smuggling cocaine inside her breasts.
The border police had reportedly noticed suspicious activity Wednesday when the Panamanian woman arrived on a flight from Bogotá, Colombia, with scars and blood-stained gauze wrapped around her chest.
She was immediately taken to a nearby hospital where doctors worked to remove the implants from her body. Spain’s Interior Ministry said doctors found three pounds (about 1.38kg) of cocaine packed inside the implants.
The arrest and subsequent operation may have saved the young woman’s life who claimed that she was forced by drug traffickers to undergo surgery to implant the bags of the class A drug under her skin.
“She was in a very bad state when she arrived,” a police source was quoted as saying. “She said she was not in any pain, but the wounds looked very bad.”