Lima, Peru: Traffickers Using Books and “Burriers” to Send Drugs to Europe

Posted on May 21, 2013 • Filed under: Crime, Drug Activity, Europe, Peru, Police/Military Activity

Correo reported on May 21, 2013 that Peruvian authorities, under the command of Walter Castillo Muñoz discovered suspicious packages in the Jorge Chávez Airport. Among these packages were cookbooks filled with drugs, and another package that was wrapped in paper and covered in kerosene to prevent discovery by drug dogs. Traffickers have also been using “burriers,” people carrying drugs both on their person and internally, to send drugs to Europe. So far, authorities have detained 82 “burriers” in the Jorge Chávez Airport. Among those detained, 23 were Peruvian. Castillo said that young people that are to be used as “burriers” are prepared for a week before ingesting the drug capsules by drinking copious amounts of water to clean their stomachs. Read Article

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