A woman faked her pregnancy in order to carry a substantial amount of marijuana in her false baby bump, was arrested in Argentina.
She was carrying 15 packets of marijuana in her fake bump, while travelling from Mendoza to Santa Cruz in Argentina, Patricia Bullrich, Minister of Security in Argentina said.
¡NARCO EMBARAZO! Fabricó una panza con engrudo, escondió 15 paquetes de marihuana y simulando un embarazo, intentó trasladarla de #Mendoza a #SantaCruz. En un control de @gendarmeria detuvimos a la falsa embarazada y a su cómplice. ¡Así se las ingenió para traficar la droga! pic.twitter.com/6Lw2bAaOch
— Patricia Bullrich (@PatoBullrich) November 13, 2019
Police officers conducted a raid on a coach in which the woman was travelling along with another man. He was found carrying a small packet of marijuana in a black bag, following which the woman was busted.
It appears that this discovery made officers suspicious following which she was caught faking her pregnancy. It was later discovered that they were a couple.
The fake bump was made with paste, under which the marijuana was hidden, according to the authorities. Along with the woman, her partner was also arrested at the police checkpoint.
Confirming the incident, a police spokesman said: “Two Argentinian nationals have been arrested after they were caught smuggling drugs. Officers discovered a passenger was carrying two cannabis bricks in a black bag. A young woman was beside him who appeared to be pregnant. She was asked to leave the vehicle and it was confirmed she was also carrying drugs but no baby inside her.”