27 Jan, 2023 @ 12:00
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Suitcase with hidden cocaine stash arrives at Costa Blanca airport in Spain without passenger

Suitcase With Hidden Cocaine Stash Arrives At Costa Blanca Airport In Spain Without Passenger
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A suitcase with 1.8 kilos of cocaine that originated from Brazil has been intercepted at Alicante-Elche airport.

The case was dispatched with a ‘high priority’ label stuck on it and was not accompanied by a passenger.

A 29-year-old Brazilian man was arrested by the Guardia Civil a few days later.

Officers manning an x-ray scanner at the airport got suspicious about what was in the suitcase when it passed through on January 2.

They opened it up and discovered a double bottom where four packs of cocaine were hidden.

Nobody picked it up at the airport but five days of inquiries led to the detention of a man.

He’s been charged with smuggling and public health offences.

To add to his woes, an Elche court remanded the man into custody.


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