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Dumb Crime Daily: June 4, 2009

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Woman Smuggles Cocaine In Luggage Made Of Cocaine

SANTIAGO, Chile An Argentine woman who booked a flight at a Santiago airport to Spain was caught sporting two suitcases literally made of cocaine.

Detective Leandro Morales at the Santiago airport says the drug "was not hidden in the luggage. This time the suitcases were the drug."

Morales told the Associated Press that the suitcases were made of a substance combining cocaine with resin and glass fiber.

He said Tuesday a "chemical process" could be used to separate out the drug. The 26-year-old Argentine woman was arrested.

DUI Chief Gets DUI
A Sonoma County DUI chief should practice what he preaches.

Thomas Newell, 53, who runs a Sonoma County, California, program that battles drunk driving was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Police arrested Newell last Friday after he was spotted driving recklessly in a Mercedes-Benz by an off-duty firefighter, according to the California Highway Patrol the paper reported.

More At The San Francisco Chronicle

Associated Press contributed reporting to this story.
  • Edecio Martinez

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