Spanish police released a statement on Tuesday saying that a Colombian man was detained at Barcelona’s international airport after half a kilo of cocaine was found hidden under an over-sized toupee.
Arriving on a flight from Bogota, the man attracted police attention because he looked nervous and had a disproportionately large hairpiece under his hat. They found a package stuck to his head with about 30,000 euros of cocaine.
“There is no limit to the inventiveness of drug traffickers trying to mock controls,” said the police statement.
The statement enclosed a photo of a middle-aged man showing him with and without the toupee with, but gave no more details of his identity.