Monday 27 January 2020

Woman had drugs in fake baby bump

Police at an airport in Brazil arrested a woman carrying cocaine inside a fake baby bump
Police at an airport in Brazil arrested a woman carrying cocaine inside a fake baby bump

Police in Brazil have arrested a woman carrying more than 4lb of cocaine stashed inside a fake pregnant belly strapped around her waist.

The federal police said in a statement that the 20-year-old woman was arrested after arriving at the international airport in the north-eastern city of Natal.

The woman arrived from central-western Brazil and became nervous during routine questioning of passengers coming from areas where "drug trafficking levels are high", police said.

The woman acknowledged she was carrying 2.1kg (4.6lb) of cocaine inside the fake belly.

Also arrested was a man waiting for her outside the airport in a taxi. Police did not reveal their identities.

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