Drug-filled condoms found in man’s stomach in Istanbul airport
ISTANBULPolice in Istanbul have seized one kilogram of drug-filled condoms found in a man’s stomach at Istanbul’s Atatürk International Airport after obtaining information gathered on drug smugglers, Doğan News Agency has reported.
Police on Jan. 24 detained the 45-year-old Ecuadorian man, Alfredo Demeceo, in the airport, but could not draw conclusions after initial searches.
The suspect was later sent to Haseki Training and Research Hospital for detailed medical examinations, where specialists detected suspicious objects in the suspect’s abdominal region after radioscopy control.
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.
Earlier on Nov. 11, police in Istanbul detained two suspects of Nigerian origin who were trying to smuggle drugs in condoms that they swallowed in Atatürk International Airport, Doğan News Agency has reported. The two men aged 22 and 27 were detained in the airport upon suspicion of smuggling drugs.
They were admitted to the Haseki Training and Research Hospital for a detailed medical examination as the police failed to find enough evidence.
Medical examinations revealed that they had swallowed a total of 115 condoms filled with heroin and cocaine. One of the smugglers had swallowed 700 grams of heroin, while the other had swallowed 1.3 kilograms of liquid cocaine.