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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‘Godmother Of Cocaine’ Shot Dead In Colombia

A 69-year-old woman known throughout the drug world as the “Godmother of Cocaine” was gunned down by an assassin on a motorcycle in Colombia Monday, according to international news reports.

Griselda Blanco, once listed alongside Pablo Escobar as one of the “most notorious drug lords of the 1980s” by the Drug Enforcement Administration, was fatally shot as she left a butcher’s shop in western Medellin Monday afternoon, according to a  by Univision and El Colombiano. Colombia’s El Espectador reported authorities are looking for Blanco’s killers and are investigating possible motives for the killing.

Blanco served nearly 20 years in an American prison on drug trafficking charges and was at one point tied to as many as 40 murders in the U.S., according to a 1997 Senate testimony given by then-director of DEA international operations Michael Horn. Horn said that Blanco ordered a Florida mall shooting in 1979 that left two dead and four injured, and she apparently enjoyed her line of work.


Court documents filed in 1988, three years after Blanco was caught, detail the shadowy, decade-long hunt for the queenpin that involved federal agents chasing false identities and checking Miami hospitals for gunshot wound victims that matched Blanco’s description. But she wasn’t able to elude them forever and after being captured in 1985 in Irvin, Calif. and serving nearly two decades behind bars in America, Blanco was released from prison and deported back to Colombia in 2004.

Did Griselda Blanco deserve to be gunned down in broad daylight? What do you think is the motive behind the assassination of the notorious “Godmother of Cocaine”? Feel free to share your opinions with us!

Source: Yahoo News

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