Woman caught smuggling cocaine in fake baby bump

Woman caught smuggling cocaine in fake baby bump

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A Canadian citizen was arrested at Bogota's International Airport this week for allegedly trying to smuggle two kilos of cocaine out of Columbia hidden in a fake pregnancy stomach.

Authorities said 28-year-old Tabitha Leah Ritchie was preparing to board a plane to Toronto when a customs officer noted the belly was unusually hard and cold.

She arrived in Columbia from Toronto on August 6.

The deputy director of Columbia's anti-narcotic police department said it was the first time authorities had seen that suspected method of transporting drugs.

He said the false belly was made of latex and taped to Ritchie's body.

Authorities provided video of a police officer removing the belly and revealing alleged packages of cocaine.

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