Woman Caught Smuggling Four Kilos Of Weed In Fake Baby Bump
A woman over in Argentina has been caught attempting to smuggle a huge haul of weed in a makeshift fake baby bump.
Local police arrested the unnamed woman after searching her and her partner, as he was initially found with a small amount of marijuana in one of his bags.
When they conducted a thorough search on the pair, 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.
The Daily Mail reports that police seized the couple at a police checkpoint in an area known as Valle de Uco near Mendoza, close to Argentina's border with Chile.
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.
"At a police control the pretend mum-to-be and her accomplice were arrested. This is how she tried to smuggle the drugs."
A police spokesman added: "Two Argentinian nationals have been arrested after they were caught smuggling drugs.
"Officers discovered a passenger was carrying two cannabis bricks in a black bag.
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"A young woman was beside him who appeared to be pregnant. She was asked to leave the vehicle and it was confirmed she was also carrying drugs but no baby inside her."
The bust follows a spate of other similar attempts which show drug smugglers are coming up with increasingly inventive ways to try and get their stashes past border controls.
Not too long ago, another woman was caught trying to transport a huge haul of cocaine in a wheelchair.
Yoncela Stanley had just landed in the US when Customs and Border Protection officers noticed something amiss with the chair's back seat cushion, deciding to search her when they also saw that she seemed nervous.
When cutting the chair's cushion open, officers were greeted by the sight of six bricks and two clear bags of cocaine.
Inside was an impressive 27 lbs of coke, with a street value of around $468,000, leading to her arrest and charge with federal narcotics smuggling.
Leon Hayward, acting director of field operations in New York, said at the time: "This latest seizure demonstrates the vigilance of our CBP officers, and their excellence in detecting those who would try to smuggle these illegal substances."
Featured Image Credit: Argentina Minister for Security
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