Woman Arrested For Fake Breast Implants With Cocaine

Woman Arrested For Fake Breast Implants With CocaineA Panamanian woman has been arrested in Spain with fake breast implants that turned out to be plastic bags containing 1.4kg of cocaine.

‘Still bleeding’

When the 20-year-old was stopped for a search at Barcelona’s Prat international airport, police noticed that she had gauze under her breasts. She said she had had plastic surgery two months before, but the wounds were open and she was still bleeding. She was taken to hospital, where the cocaine bags were removed.

Spanish police say thousands of people try to take illegal drugs into the country every year, but this is the first time they have come across fake breast implants containing cocaine. Flights coming from South America, where most of the world’s cocaine is produced, are subject to thorough checks.


‘White object’

The young Panamanian woman had flown in from Colombia and initially denied having any illegal drugs on her, police said. But on closer examination, they were able to see a “white object” through her wounds. The seized cocaine has a street value of at least 60,000 euros ($80,000; £50,000).

Would you go through such a drastic measure such as this for an illegal business? What other bizarre drug smuggling methods have you heard of?

 

Source: BBC News

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Former Boxing Champ ‘Macho’ Camacho Brain Dead After Drug-Linked Shooting

Former Boxing Champ 'Macho' Camacho Brain Dead After Drug-Linked ShootingFamed Puerto Rican boxer Hector ”Macho” Camacho is clinically brain dead, doctors said Thursday, but family members disagreed on whether to take him off life support and two of the fighter’s aunts said later that relatives had agreed to wait two more days. Dr. Ernesto Torres said doctors had no more medical tests to perform on Camacho, who was shot in the face Tuesday night.

‘Macho Camacho has died’

”We have done everything we could,” said Torres, who is director of the Centro Medico trauma center in San Juan. ”We have to tell the people of Puerto Rico and the entire world that Macho Camacho has died, he is brain dead.”

He said at a news conference Thursday morning that Camacho’s father indicated he wanted the boxer taken off life support and his organs donated, but other relatives opposed the idea.

The 50-year-old Camacho was shot as he and a friend sat in a Ford Mustang parked outside a bar Tuesday night. Police spokesman Alex Diaz said officers found nine small bags of cocaine in the friend’s pocket, and a 10th bag open inside the car. Camacho’s friend, identified as 49-year-old Adrian Mojica Moreno, was killed in the attack.


‘Expected to survive’

Doctors had initially said Camacho was expected to survive, but his condition worsened and his heart stopped briefly overnight Tuesday, Torres said. The bullet entered his jaw and lodged in his shoulder after tearing through three of four main arteries in his neck, affecting blood flow through his brain, doctors said.

Camacho won super lightweight, lightweight and junior welterweight world titles in the 1980s and fought high-profile bouts against Felix Trinidad, Julio Cesar Chavez and Sugar Ray Leonard. Camacho knocked out Leonard in 1997, ending the former champ’s final comeback attempt. Camacho had a career record of 79-6-3.

Are you one of  ”Macho” Camacho’s fans? What do you think is the real reason behind the shooting?

Source: Yahoo Sports

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