Apr 5, 2012

Spaniard Busted with Cocaine in Parana

Brazil News

| CURITIBA, Brazil – Federal Police in Iguassu Falls arrested a 37-year-old Spaniard early on Thursday accusing him of international drug trafficking. The suspect tried to board a flight from the Foz do Iguaçu International Airport bound for Brasilia, DF.

Pure cocaine dissolved in shampoo and conditioner bottles did not make it through airport security in Iguassu Falls, Brazil, 05 April 2012.

Shampoo Bottles containing Cocaine (Photo: terra.com.br/PF)

The arrest took place around 6 am, after federal police on duty at the airport performed a routine inspection on passengers embarking on the flight. Police noticed three bottles of shampoo that had suspicious characteristics as the man’s bag passed through the x-ray machine.

A closer examination revealed the presence of 3.7 kg (8 lbs) of cocaine dissolved in a liquid and hidden in the cosmetic bottles. The suspect admitted to being hired to transport the drugs to the city of Madrid, in Spain. The man was also in position of a ticket from Sao Paulo bound for Madrid.

The suspect was taken to the police station where he was interrogated and booked for international drug trafficking. He faces 5 to 15 years imprisonment if convicted.

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