Cocaine stomach smuggler detained at Malaga Airport

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National Police
COCAINE: Almost one kilo in 96 stomach capsules

A BRAZILIAN man was detained at Malaga Airport after trying to smuggle almost a kilogram of cocaine to the Costa del Sol, hidden in capsules inside his body.

The 27-year-old had swallowed 96 small packets, each containing around 10 grams of the Class A drug.

Security agents at customs control were immediately suspicious of the traveler, and his point of origin in South America.

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He was taken from the airport to nearby medical facilities and given a radiological exam which uncovered the capsules languishing in his digestive system.

A subsequent evaluation found the capsules to contain cocaine and he was immediately arrested. The man also possessed $1,000 and €500 in bills. 

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