Woman carrying cocaine in breast implants arrested at Colombia airport
On Friday, police arrested a Honduran woman carrying 1.5kg (3.3 lbs) of liquid cocaine in her breast implants were arrested at the airport in Colombia’s capital Bogota. Paola Deyanira Sabillon, 22, prepared to travel to Spain when her apparent nervousness aroused suspicion in the security line, airport police colonel Diego Rosero told journalists.
Police stated that X-rays revealed a recent surgery on Sabillon’s breasts confessed that an unknown substance had been implanted which she was meant to take to Barcelona. According to preliminary investigation showed that the surgery took place at a clandestine clinic in the city of Pereira, in western Colombia.
The implants were removed at a Bogota hospital where Sabillon is also being treated for an infection. Some 300 tons of cocaine are produced per year in Colombia, long a hub for drug production and trafficking.