Earlier this year, a woman was caught by Pudong airport customs officials smuggling cocaine in her suitcases. Not inside her suitcases, mind you, but literally in her suitcases.
The Southeast Asian woman arriving in Shanghai on a flight from a South American country on February 15th placed her baggage through an X-ray machine while going through customs after landing. Nothing seemed amiss, at first…
But keen-eyed customs officers noticed that the luggage looked a bit darker in color than usual and ordered that the two suitcases be emptied.
It was then that they noticed a second anomaly. Despite being completely empty, the luggage was much heavier than expected with one young officer unable to lift it with one hand.
Becoming increasingly suspicious, custom officials ordered that samples be taken of the baggage and tested. Those tests quickly confirmed the presence of cocaine in the luggage.
To be more specific, the suitcases were made out of 10.19 kg of cocaine, as well as other substances through an injection method.
Details of the bust were only released on Tuesday. According to Knews, this is the first time that someone has been caught smuggling drugs into China this way, and we’d be surprised if it is the last. While authorities may now be on the lookout for this trick, it’s still much more comfortable than hiding the stuff in your foreskin.
[Images via Knews]
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