Venezuelan woman arrested for alleged cocaine smuggling

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/10/22
By: Chiu Chun-chin and Lilian Wu

Taipei, Oct. 22 (CNA) A Venezuelan woman has been arrested at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport for 201610220012t0001alleged cocaine smuggling during a transit stop, the Aviation Police Bureau said Saturday.

The woman, identified only as Martinez, aged 27, arrived from Dubai Friday night en route to Macau.

Police and customs officers found 29 unpacked battery chargers in the woman’s checked-in luggage during security checks, which they thought was quite unusual.

A further check showed that small packets of cocaine were hidden in the 29 chargers, and in five cans of deodorant, as well as in a waterproof camera.

Around 3.545 kg of cocaine, with a market value of NT$30 million (US$944,700), was retrived.    [FULL  STORY]

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