Another Colombian Cocaine Smuggling Fail


A Canadian woman has been arrested in Colombia after trying to board a flight to Toronto with a fake pregnancy bump filled with cocaine.

This wasn’t just some pillow case stuffed under a shirt, this was a realistic looking belly made of latex. Unfortunately (for the smuggler) it wasn’t very realistic feeling. When a policewoman Fake Bumpasked 28 year-old Tabitha Leah Ritchie her how far along she was, she reacted aggressively. Well, that made everyone a little suspicious so they went on to search her. When the inspector went to touch her belly, she realized it unusually cold and hard. That’s when police discovered it was a fake and gave her an emergency C-section (c for cocaine of couse). Inside they found 2 kilograms of cocaine hidden behind a pocket of latex in the fake pregnancy prosthetic. Creative? Yes. Stupid. Oh yes. She should have at least invested in a softer prosthetic with internal heaters.

Needless to say the social worker (yes, the social worker) did not make it on the Air Canada flight to Toronto.  Instead the Torotonian will be charged with drug trafficking, possession and production and could be sentenced to between five and eight years in prison. Good thing too – the last thing Toronto needs is more crack addicts. We already have Rob Ford.

This year, nearly 150 people (a third of whom were foreigners) were caught with drugs at Bogota’s airport, often with creative disguises. Just ask those three nuns that were caught back in May. Colombian officials say 874 foreigners are currently held in the country’s jails, mostly stemming from drug charges. Make that 875!

Via: The National Post

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