A 43-year-old man accompanied by a 25-year-old woman landed in the Israeli airport on Wednesday, managing to raise suspicion of security officers.
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As airport detectives took the couple aside for questioning, they were surprised to discover, during an x-ray examination, that the Bolivian tourists were smuggling 2.5 kilograms of liquid cocaine in their stomachs concealed inside 85 condoms.
Liquid cocaine hidden inside stomachs (Photo: Tel Aviv Police)
The two were later taken to the Tel Aviv Central Police Unit's drugs division, where they laid the hidden contents out on the table: 2.5 kilograms of liquid cocaine worth around $200,000.
Investigators are currently trying to establish where the drugs were headed for, and are expected to request an extension of their remand.
Police officials remarked that in recent months a growing number of drug couriers have tried to enter Israel with liquid cocaine hidden inside their bodies. Most of them arrived directly from South America while others take a detour through Europe.
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