52 drug-filled condoms found in Brazilian woman’s stomach at Istanbul airport
Anti-drug police had received intelligence that a woman flying from Sao Paolo to Istanbul on Dec. 2 was carrying drugs.
Police detained the Brazilian woman as soon as she got off the plane. Police officers took the woman to the Haseki Training and Research Hospital for a detailed examination after failing to find the drugs in her baggage.
Doctors found 580 grams of cocaine-filled condoms in her stomach.
The woman was arrested on Dec. 5 after the medical evaluation.
Smuggling drugs in condoms is a common method used by drug traffickers all over the world, especially in Turkey.
On July 30, 102 condoms stuffed with cannabis were found in a Moroccan man’s digestive tract at Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport during a police search.
The 41-year-old suspect who flew from Casablanca to Istanbul was detained by police at the airport.
The police initially found nine capsules of cannabis in the suspect’s luggage hidden among his clothes. He was then referred to the Haseki Training and Research Hospital for a medical examination.
Police found 480 grams of cannabis stuffed inside 102 condoms in the suspect’s digestive tract.
The man was later referred to a court to testify. He was then arrested and sent to jail.