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Ultimate Cocaine Bust: Woman's breast implants contained drugs

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(CBS/AP) MADRID - This is one drug bust you can take literally.

Authorities in Spain say they arrested a woman arriving at the Barcelona airport with 3 pounds of cocaine concealed in her breast implants.

The Interior Ministry said Wednesday that border police noticed fresh scars and blood-stained gauze on the woman's chest, as well as pale patches beneath her skin.

The woman, who arrived from Bogota, Colombia, said she had recently had breast implant surgery. Officials said police were suspicious and sent her to a local hospital. There, the implants were removed and found to contain the cocaine.

One more wonder of plastic surgery.

European authorities routinely submit passengers arriving from Latin America to stringent checks to combat drug smuggling.

  • Barry Leibowitz

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