Colombia: Two women busted for smuggling cocaine hidden in hair extensions

Source: New York Post

“It was a hairy situation. Two women were arrested in Colombia Thursday for attempting to smuggle cocaine in their hair extensions, the Colombian Ministry of Defense said. The ladies, who used the extensions to create elaborate, poofy hairstyles, were busted at two separate airports in the South American country, the agency said. They were headed to Madrid, Spain, and were stopped after going through security when a body scan showed foreign objects were stashed in their hair, Col. Carlos Alberto Potes said. The drugs were hidden in small, round black tubes and were strapped to the suspects’ scalps underneath the extensions, images show. Authorities in Colombia proudly displayed the contraband they recovered alongside the hair extensions and the suspects in a series of images. In all, about 2 kilos of the powdery white drug were recovered.” (11/14/22)