U.K. 19-Year Old Detained with 3+ Kgs. of Cocaine in Bolivia
24 Mar 2011 - The FELCN (Bolivia's narcotics squad) reported Thursday that it had detained an UK citizen at the El Alto Airport with over 3 kilograms of cocaine which she had attempted to transport to Ireland camouflaged in her suitcase.
"During the routine baggage inspection on Wednesday, anti-narcotics personnel at the El Alto Airport confiscated a suitcase in which they found six flat packets of cocaine ably camouflaged in the sides of the suitcase. A 19-year old woman of British nationality was apprehended," confirmed Julio Alarcón, FELCN spokesperson.
He further explained that the flight the drug trafficking suspect was to have boarded was headed to Ireland, with a stop in Lima, Peru first.
He specified that the cocaine confiscated weighed 3 kilos, 423 grams.
The FELCN spokesman reported that the case will be transferred to the Public Prosecutor's Office so that anti-narcotics inspectors can begin a full investigation to determine the origins of the cocaine and any connections to it.
Date: 24 March 2011