Priest arrested for cocaine smuggling
A priest has been arrested for cocaine smuggling at Schiphol Airport.11 January 2008
SCHIPHOL – A priest has been arrested for cocaine smuggling at Schiphol Airport. The man had concealed packages containing three kilos of cocaine under his robes.
"It is the first time that we've arrested a clergyman at Schiphol for drug smuggling," spokesperson Rob Stenacker said Friday.
The priest, a Bolivian national, was caught when we refused to cooperate with a required search. The Marechaussee and customs were then called in, says Stenacker.
The man said he would not cooperate with the search on religious grounds. He said he was a high ranking religious leader in charge of a monastery in Bolivia.
When the Marechaussee finally searched the priest they found the packages fastened to his legs. The priest claimed it was holy sand but examination proved the packages contained cocaine.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2008]
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