A Canadian woman has been arrested in Colombia after trying to board a flight to Toronto with a fake pregnant bump stuffed with cocaine.She caught the attention of a policewoman at Bogota's International Airport who allegedly asked her how far along she was. She reacted aggressively, which aroused the suspicion of officials who went on to search her.
The Canadian national had entered Colombia at the beginning of August and was about to board a flight to return to Toronto, when a policewoman asked her how long she had been pregnant.
She didn't like the question, and that made the official suspicious. Instinctively, she then very delicately touched the lady's belly, realizing it was too hard and extremely cold," said the deputy director of Colombia's police anti-narcotics section, Colonel Esteban Arias Melo.
After performing a body search, the police found two sealed bags stashed inside the latex belly, which contained 2kg (5lb) of cocaine.
Colombian authorities say the Canadian national will be charged with drug trafficking, possession and production and could be sentenced to between five and eight years in prison.
The drugs would have had a street value price of around $60,000 (£94,000), Colombian police said.