Brought down to earth when heels removed from shoes

National Police
One of the shoes and money found

OFFICERS of the National Police based at Madrid airport thought that a Dutch woman who had arrived from Brussels en route to Medellin in Colombia was acting suspiciously and decided to give her a thorough going over to see whether she was in the process of committing any offence.

After discovering €5,950 in large notes in her purse, they went through her luggage and then put it through a scanner where they made an interesting discovery. The x-ray showed that her two pairs of wedge heeled shoes had secret compartments built into the wedges and the officers could see that they contained something.

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When they broke open the heels, they discovered that each shoe contained €45,000 in €500 notes, making a total of €180,000 which she was trying to smuggle into drug rich Colombia either to pay for a shipment or as part of a money laundering operation and the woman was detained for illegal transportation of undeclared money.


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