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Woman Fakes Pregnancy To Smuggle Drugs In Hollowed Out Watermelon

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Woman Fakes Pregnancy To Smuggle Drugs In Hollowed Out Watermelon

This woman who tried to pass off as pregnant was actually wearing a hollowed-out watermelon half-filled with blocks of cocaine.

The 38-year-old woman, who was not named, was arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking in the Brazilian municipality of Guaratingueta on 30 November.

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Credit: Newsflash

The woman was on a tour bus heading to the city of Rio de Janeiro, some 259 kilometres (161 miles) away, when passengers found her supposed pregnant belly suspicious and alerted police.

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They then found that the woman was not in fact pregnant, and had actually strapped the rind of half a watermelon to her body, which was filled with 2 kilogrammes (4.4 lbs) of cocaine paste wrapped up in four 'bricks'.

The suspect confessed to the police that she had bought the drug in the neighbouring country of Paraguay, had passed through Sao Paulo, and was on her way to Rio de Janeiro, where the illegal substance was due to be delivered.

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Credit: Newsflash

In a Facebook post, the Sao Paulo State Military Police acknowledged her 'creativity' although it will not in any way reduce the substantial sentence she is likely to get if convicted.

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They wrote: "CREATIVITY WITHOUT LIMIT," and went on to add: "This Monday (30), military police officers of the 23th Interior Military Police Battalion arrested a woman for drug trafficking in Guar ará. The criminal had a fake belly made with watermelon.

"The ROCAM team (Ostensive Rounds with Motorcycle Support) received a report that a woman was transporting drugs on a bus to Rio de Janeiro. During the inquiries, they suspected a woman who claimed to be pregnant."

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Credit: Newsflash

They went on: "During the personal search, to the team surprise, the belly was fake. A watermelon containing 4 base cocaine paste bricks was located, approximately 2 kg.

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"The criminal confessed that she took drugs in Paraguay and that she would be taking it to Rio de Janeiro. She was arrested and driven to Guar ará Police Duty."

When they conducted a thorough search on the woman and her partner, they discovered the baby bump was just a sneaky ruse to get a whopping four kilos of the green stuff across the border and through to the Patagonian region of Santa Oliva.

Argentina's Minister for Security, Patricia Bullrich, posted photos of the seize on social media, writing: "She made a belly out of paste, hid 15 cannabis bricks inside it and faked a pregnancy before trying to take it from Mendoza to Santa Cruz.

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"At a police control the pretend mum-to-be and her accomplice were arrested. This is how she tried to smuggle the drugs."

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Topics: World News, News, Cocaine, Drugs

Rebecca Shepherd
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