Man caught with $34K worth of cocaine under his wig

Man Arrested In Spain With Cocaine Worth $34,000 Under His Wig

Made toupee? Man 'tries to smuggle cocaine under his wig'

Spanish Police released images of the offender on Twitter on Tuesday morning, images which illustrated the folly of the attempted smuggling and why the hairpiece just might have attracted the attention of the authorities.

Spanish police arrested the man at Barcelona's global airport after uncovering a package of cocaine worth €30,000 ($34,000) beneath his toupee, officials said Tuesday.

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Four years ago, a woman was arrested at Madrid's airport with 900 grams (31 ounces) of cocaine sewn into her wig, the news site reported. The size of the wig and the hat he was wearing on top of it were sufficient cause for the man to be stopped.

A man was detained at Barcelona airport in Spain after authorities noticed his oversized toupee, which concealed a packet of cocaine.

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A Barcelona police spokesperson said: "There is no limit to the inventiveness of drug traffickers trying to mock controls".

Upon closer inspection they discovered a mysterious package, stuck to his head, which was later confirmed to contain cocaine with a street value of 30,000 euros or £27,000. Spain is one of Europe's largest markets for cocaine, as well as a major transit point.

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