A young woman in Brazil probably thought she’d come up with a foolproof way of smuggling drugs when she masqueraded as a mum-to-be. Police wouldn’t search a pregnant woman, right? Wrong.
As the video shows, this 24-year-old brunette created an elaborate fake bump, which was stuck to her stomach with lengths of tape and then covered with clothes.
Inside the “belly” was 3kg of cocaine, local media has reported. But cops were too smart to fall for that one and soon sussed her out. In the video an armed officer can be seen helping her cut the sticky tape as she struggles to detach the “bump”.
She eventually removes the whole lot and hands it to the policeman. A large package can be seen on the inside of the tape. A man travelling with her was reportedly also arrested. It is not clear what punishment, if any, the pair received.
This is not the first time a woman has tried smuggling drugs by pretending to be pregnant. Five years ago a 20-year-old woman tried to bring 4lb of cocaine through customs by stashing it inside a fake pregnant belly.
This also happened in Brazil, at the international airport in the north-eastern city of Natal, and she too was arrested.