Breast Implants a Bad Place to Stow Your Cocaine

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A Panamanian woman was arrested at the Barcelona airport yesterday with three pounds of cocaine hidden in her breast implants. The AP notes that European authorities make passengers arriving from Latin America (she was traveling from Bogota, Colombia) submit to “stringent" drug checks, but one has to wonder how probable the cause must be for someone to search the inside of your breasts. Police became suspicious after they noticed “fresh scars and blood-stained gauze on her chest as well as pale patches beneath her skin” and the woman was sent to the hospital where the implants were removed and found to contain cocaine. On the bright side, I'm sure it's a huge weight off her chest. (Sorry.)