Dutch smuggler swallowed 100 balls of cocaine

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21 September 2006, AMSTERDAM — A Dutch man arrested in the Dominican Republic on Monday had 100 cocaine-filled condoms in his stomach.

21 September 2006

AMSTERDAM — A Dutch man arrested in the Dominican Republic on Monday had 100 cocaine-filled condoms in his stomach.

He was detained at Punta Cana Airport before he could board a flight to Amsterdam, a spokesperson for the Dominican drug squad (DNCD) said on Wednesday. The unidentified suspect was brought to a hospital where the cocaine was removed.

Police are investigating the gangs are behind the numerous drug shipments to the Netherlands.

In recent years the Dominican Republic has become an important hub for the smuggling of cocaine from Colombia to Europe.

Smuggling drugs internally is a common but risky occurrence. The person can die if the condoms ruptures and releases the drug into the body.

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