A Colombian man was arrested at Barcelona airport with a couple of pound of cocaine hidden below his toupee, Spanish police stated Tuesday. The person attracted officers’ consideration as a result of he was “significantly nervous” and his wig was of “disproportionate measurement,” police stated in a press release.
Officers questioned the person and located a “perfectly-sealed package deal taped to his head.” It contained 503 grams (1.1 kilos) of cocaine, price greater than 30,000 euros ($34,000).
In what police dubbed “Operation Toupee,” the person was arrested at Barcelona’s El Prat airport, Spain’s second busiest, after arriving on a flight from Bogota on the finish of June.
Spain, with its historic and linguistic hyperlinks to South America, is a crucial gateway for cocaine to Europe, primarily from Colombia.
Smugglers usually resort to artistic strategies to get medicine previous Spanish customs.
In recent times, police have discovered cocaine inside breast implants, hollowed-out pineapples, a wheelchair cushion, a plaster solid encasing a person’s damaged leg, and a 42-piece crockery set.