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Sunday, August 6, 2017
US Woman Attempts to Smuggle Cocaine in Her Shoes
Australian authorities have arrested a 49-year old American woman after finding over four pounds of cocaine hidden primarily in hollowed out portions of her shoes.
The woman is yet to be identified, but was flying from Los Angeles to Sydney, according to reports from Australian authorities and CNN. Law enforcement found the illegal drugs after the woman was selected for random screening.
US woman accused of hiding cocaine in her shoes and faces drug smuggling charges in Australia, officials said.https://t.co/OERubrxp0u pic.twitter.com/25Y7locRYJ
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) August 5, 2017
Cocaine also found stashed in clothing and makeup products. Further testing needs to be done to determine the exact weight and purity of the cocaine. The woman is scheduled to appear in court immediately and is charged with importing a commercial quantity of a border controlled drug, namely cocaine.Read more...