British couple busted with 100 heroin caps in Peru

3rd April 2011, Comments 0 comments

A British couple was arrested at Lima's international airport as they boarded a plane to London with over 11 kilograms of cocaine and 100 heroin capsules, police said Saturday.

Peruvian police alleged that Roxana Laercia, 37, stashed the cocaine (24 pounds) between her clothes, and that Michael Eguonoghen, 28, had swallowed the heroin capsules -- the equivalent of 1.5 kilograms (3.3 pounds). Both are British citizens, officials said.

So far this year, police have arrested 60 "burriers," or mules, at Lima's Jorge Chavez International Airport.

© 2011 AFP

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