Woman gets caught carrying suitcases made from cocaine at airport
An Argentinean woman was stopped while trying to board a plane to Spain when officials at the airport became suspicious of the two black suitcases she was carrying.
A woman in Santiago, Chile was about to board a plane to Spain, and took her baggage to the counter, just like any other passenger. There was nothing overtly suspicious inside the luggage and it appeared to be a normal check-in.
But when guards noticed that her bags seemed too heavy for what was actually packed inside, they took a second look. It turns out the woman was allegedly smuggling cocaine - but not inside her luggage. Instead, the suitcases themselves turned out to be made of the drug.
Each suitcase which weighed more than 20 kilos (44lb) was made from cocaine and plastic. The cociane which was later extracted from the suitcases was reported to weigh up to 15 kilos.
The black suitcases were made from a mixture of pure cocaine and plastic and each weighed more than 20 kilos (44lb).
The cocaine, which was later extracted by authorities using a chemical process, was reported to weigh up to 15 kilos.
The woman was to be paid $5,000 (£3,070) if she had delivered the suitcases.
She would have received a payment of $5,000 (£3,070) if she had delivered the suitcases, he said.