Colombia: So far in 2015, 138 drug mules detained trying to board international flights

Posted on December 9, 2015 • Filed under: Colombia, Crime, Drug Activity reported police in Colombia have detained a family of four that were together carrying in their stomachs over three kilograms of cocaine and heroin worth up to USD 100,000.

In a statement released on Monday, police said the suspects had been arrested the previous day at the Cucuta airport, near the border with Venezuela, before boarding a flight to the Dominican Republic’s capital Santo Domingo.

“A total of 2,077 grams of heroin and 1,227 of cocaine hydrochloride, worth up to $100,000 in Central America” were seized from the mother, 39, her 21-year-old son, 16-year-old daughter and their stepfather, 67, the statement said. Colombian police say 138 “drug mules” have been arrested this year in the South American country trying to board international flights with drug capsules hidden in their bodies. Read Article

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