78-year-old on drug smuggle charge
Published 05/02/2014 | 15:53
Colombian police say they have caught a 78-year-old Spaniard trying to smuggle cocaine out of the country in his belly.
Airport police in Bogota noted that Jose Molla Martinez seemed nervous as he waited to board a flight to Barcelona, according to a police news release.
It said he agreed to an X-ray which detected capsules of cocaine in his intestine, and they contained almost a pound (400 grams) of the drug.
He faces a possible eight years in prison if convicted of drug trafficking.
Police said he is the oldest foreigner caught as a drug mule, though an 82-year-old Colombian was arrested a decade ago.
Police delayed announcing Friday's arrest until a court confirmed the charges.
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