Half kilogram of cannabis found in Moroccan man’s digestive system in Istanbul
ISTANBUL – Doğan News AgencySome 102 condoms filled with cannabis found in a Moroccan man’s digestive tract were seized at Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport during a police search on July 30.
The suspect identified by his initials M.M. had reportedly been taken under surveillance of the Turkish police over suspicions of drug trafficking. The 41-year-old suspect who came from Morocco’s Casablanca to Turkey’s Istanbul was detained by police at the airport.
The police found nine capsules of cannabis in the suspect’s luggage hidden among his clothes as he was referred to the Haseki Training and Research Hospital for a medical examination.
The cannabis-filled condoms were found in the suspect’s digestive tract after the result of the radioscopy.
Police seized 480 grams of cannabis in 102 condoms while the suspect was referred to the court for his testimony. The man was arrested by the court and sent to prison.
Transferring drugs in condoms is a widespread method of drug trafficking all over world, especially in Turkey.
Recently, police had seized 1 kilogram of drug-filled condoms found in a man’s stomach at Istanbul’s Atatürk International Airport on Jan. 24 after obtaining information gathered on drug smugglers, Doğan News Agency has reported.
Police detained the 45-year-old Ecuadorian man, Alfredo Demeceo, at the airport, but could not draw conclusions after initial searches.
The suspect was later sent to the Haseki Training and Research Hospital for detailed medical examinations, where specialists detected suspicious objects in the suspect’s abdominal region after a radioscopy.
Some 18 condoms filled with 1,280 grams of liquid cocaine were found in the suspect’s digestive system.
A court later ordered the arrest of the suspect after his testimony on Jan. 25.