Man caught at airport trafficking drugs under ‘wig’
Written by Millennium on July 24, 2019
Madrid – A Colombian man was detained at Barcelona’s international airport after half a kilo of cocaine was found hidden under an over-sized toupee, Spanish police said on Tuesday.
Arriving on a flight from Bogota, the man attracted police attention as he looked nervous and had a disproportionately large hairpiece under his hat. They found a package stuck to his head with about Sh3.5 million of cocaine.
“There is no limit to the inventiveness of drug traffickers trying to mock controls,” said the police statement.
The statement enclosed a photo of a middle-aged man – apparently still wearing the toupee though with his eyes blocked in the image – but gave no more details of his identity.
Over 100 kilos of cocaine were seized by Spanish police at the Barcelona-El Prat airport in 2018.