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WorldMan busted with a pound of cocaine hidden unconvincingly under toupee

00:45  18 july  2019
00:45  18 july  2019 Source:   cbsnews.com

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A Colombian man has landed in a hairy situation after officials at Barcelona airport found half a kilo of cocaine hidden under his toupee . Authorities said he was visibly nervous and appeared to have an abnormally large hairpiece under his hat. Closer examination revealed the man had a bag containing

An airline passenger was caught with half a kilogram of cocaine hidden under his toupee , say Spanish police. The Colombian man was stopped at Photos of the man showed him wearing the ill-fitting wig and then after it had been removed to reveal the drugs. He has been charged with a crime

Man busted with a pound of cocaine hidden unconvincingly under toupee© Handout spain-cocaine-toupee.jpg Man busted with a pound of cocaine hidden unconvincingly under toupee© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. A pair of photos posted to the Twitter account of Spain's National Police force shows a man arrested at Barcelona's El Prat airport in June 2019, accused of carrying about a pound of cocaine under his toupee on a flight from Bogota, Colombia.

A Colombian man was arrested at Barcelona airport with about a pound of cocaine hidden under his toupee, Spanish police said Tuesday. The man attracted officers' attention because he was "considerably nervous" and his wig was of "disproportionate size," police said in a statement.

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Officers questioned the man and found a "perfectly-sealed package taped to his head." It contained 503 grams (1.1 pounds) of cocaine, worth more than 30,000 euros ($34,000).

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Spanish authorities arrested a Colombian man after he attempted to smuggle cocaine into the country by hiding it under his toupee . When he did, they found a "perfectly sealed package taped to his head" containing 1.1 pounds of cocaine , which is worth around ,000.

A man poses with a drug package, which he hid under a toupee , on his head after being arrested in Barcelona, in this picture released July 16, 2019. MADRID (Reuters) - A Colombian man was detained at Barcelona's international airport after a half-kilo of cocaine was found hidden under an

In what police dubbed "Operation Toupee," the man was arrested at Barcelona's El Prat airport, Spain's second busiest, after arriving on a flight from Bogota at the end of June.

Spain, with its historic and linguistic links to South America, is an important gateway for cocaine to Europe, mainly from Colombia.

Smugglers often resort to creative methods to get drugs past Spanish customs.

In recent years, police have found cocaine inside breast implants, hollowed-out pineapples, a wheelchair cushion, a plaster cast encasing a man's broken leg, and a 42-piece crockery set.

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An estimated $350 million in cocaine has been hauled in from Pacific Ocean in recent weeks, the military said Friday. © U.S. Coast Guard Image: Drug Interdictions, US Coast Guard On July 18, Coast Guard hauled in 2,300 pounds of cocaine from a "go fast" boat in the eastern Pacific in an operation captured on video. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); The Coast Guard on Friday in San Diego staged the unloading of 26,000 pounds of seized cocaine.

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