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Man Caught With Cocaine Hidden Under Toupee At Airport In Spain

(CBSDFW.COM/CNN) -- Well, he tried. A man in Spain got into quite the hairy situation after officers noticed his hair didn't look right.

The man was arrested after drugs were found underneath his hair piece at a Barcelona airport, according to Spain's national police.

The Colombian national had hidden half a kilogram of cocaine, worth around 30,000 euros ($34,000), under an oversized wig. He was rumbled by police officers who noticed him looking nervous as he passed through security after flying in from Bogota, reported Reuters.

Police released photos of the man -- one with the wig on, and the other showing the package of drugs stuck to his head -- but did not identify him. "His hair is going to fall off!" they jibed.

Man caught with drugs under toupee
A man was arrested after officers found cocaine under his toupee at a Barcelona airport. (Credit: Policia Nacional/Twitter)

He was arrested at the end of June, according to Reuters.

In May, Spanish police arrested 12 members of a crime ring which smuggled cocaine-infused plastic products from Colombia before extracting the drug at three specialized laboratories.

The gang, led by grandparents and parents of the same family, was capable of producing more than 600 kilograms of cocaine each month, the national police force said in a statement.

And in June a Brazilian Air Force officer traveling with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was arrested after he was caught with 39 kilograms (roughly 86 lbs) of cocaine in the city of Seville, southern Spain.

(© Copyright 2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. CNN Wire contributed to this report. The-CNN-Wire™ & © 2019 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company contributed to this report. All rights reserved.)

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