A drugs mule has been busted trying to smuggle 1.3 kilos of cocaine into Spain in her breasts.
Drug traffickers forced a 20-year-old Panamanian woman to undergo surgery where two bags of cocaine were inserted beneath her skin – much like breast implants.
The unidentified woman was stopped earlier this month at Barcelona’s El Prat airport, following a flight on Colombia’s Avianca airline from Bogota, after police thought she was “acting funny.”
During a search, they found a blood soaked bandage covering her chest – which she admitted resulted from the operation to introduce the packets of drugs into her body.
She was rushed to a medical center in the city, where doctors removed 1.3 kilos of cocaine in the sealed bags.
A police source told the Vozpópuli news website that her arrest most likely saved her life, as she may not have survived much longer with such quantities of the substance in her body.
He said, “She was in a very bad state when she arrived. She said she was not in any pain but the wounds looked very bad.”
It was, he added, the first time officers had ever seen drugs hidden inside the breasts of a woman, reports El Mundo newspaper.