A smuggler has been caught while he was trying to hide some cocaine right under his wig.
A Colombian smuggler was caught trying to conceal half a kilo of cocaine beneath his wig at Barcelona airport today.
Spanish police were drawn to the man who had a precarious toupee on the top of his head and looked nervous as he got off a flight from Bogota.
Underneath the brunette hairpiece they discovered £27,000 (30,000 euros) of cocaine.
Photos showed how the large quantity of illicit powder had kept his toupee propped up conspicuously.
‘There is no limit to the inventiveness of drug traffickers trying to mock controls,’ said the police statement.
The statement enclosed a photo of a middle-aged man – still wearing the toupee though with his eyes blocked in the image – but gave no more details of his identity.
Over 100 kilos of cocaine were seized by Spanish police at the Barcelona-El Prat airport in 2018.
The Colombian was detained at the end of June.