Female drug smugglers arrested at Colombian airport with ‘fake baby bump filled with cocaine’ on Friday morning
Her four female travelling companions, all with packs of cocaine strapped to their middle also arrested at Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport in Barranquilla, Colombia
Airport police in Colombia recovered 16 and a half kilos of cocaine
The bust Police said arrests occurred when police units attached to the airport police station profiled five passengers who, apparently, pretended to be pregnant
Cops pulled her to the side to performed an inspection and found several plastic wrapped bundles of cocaine taped over her belly
The flight she was scheduled to board was halted at the gate and were able to find her other companions with cocaine wrapped around their abdomen
The drug mules were identified Olga Charris, Shelian De León, Sharon Naranjo, Laura Sáenz and Angie Contreras as well as a man who was also arrested named Wilmer Contreras.
A man identified as Wilmer Contreras, who was traveling with the woman was also taken into custody for drug trafficking
Five women were arrested on suspicion of cocaine smuggling at a Colombian airport after airport police caught one of them concealing the drug in a fake baby bump.
The bust early Friday when they noticed that one member of a group female travelers was pretending to be pregnant while passing through security screening area at Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport in Barranquilla.
Police at the airport intercepted and arrested five women and a man who were trying to fly to Bogota on Friday with 16 and a half kilos of cocaine.
Authorities indicated that “the arrests occurred when police units attached to the airport police station profiled five passengers who, apparently, pretended to be pregnant.
While conducting the body search, they realized that the baby bump was false. Inside the contraption the searchers found some packages that contained a powdery substance that on later tests proved to be cocaine.
Immediately, the temporary suspension of the flight was ordered while the uniformed officers carried out searches of other passengers who were in the waiting room.
The suspect’s four female companions were also searched and found to similarly have cocaine packages strapped to their abdomen.
Airport security said the women’s male companion man had gone to the plane’s bathroom and abandoned three packages containing cocaine before he was also busted.
Colombian newspaper El Heraldo identified the women as Olga Charris, Shelian De León, Sharon Naranjo, Laura Sáenz and Angie Contreras.
Their male travelling companion was identified as Wilmer Contreras was placed in custody.
In all, authorities were able to seize 14 bundles of cocaine and confiscated an unknown amount of psychedelic drugs that Contreras was in possession of.
The six suspects were turned over to the Attorney General’s office. They face charges that include the manufacture, trafficking or possession of narcotics.
Prosecutors have 36 hours to formally charge each of the six suspects.
Friday’s bust comes after customs agents at El Dorado International Airport in Medellin intercepts a box with six kilos of ecstasy pills that had been shipped aboard a flight from Madrid on February 12.
Police said the pills were scheduled to be delivered to Cartagena, near Barranquilla, and sold in nightclubs and bars.