A Colombian drug smuggler has been arrested at Bogota’s main airport after 40 kilos of cocaine were found in his suitcase.
The man, from the town of Santa Rosa de Cabal, 200 miles west of the capital, had not even attempted to disguise the $2 million cargo. When police opened his suitcase they found nothing but dozens of bricks of the drug, wrapped in black plastic.
Police grew suspicious when the man was queuing up for his flight to Mexico. He had a recently-received passport, was nervous, and was unable to say how much his ticket cost or why he was travelling.
“One theory is that his job was just to get the suitcase into the airport, and then someone within the airport would be in charge of taking it and putting it inside the plane – without passing through controls,” said Colonel Diego Rosero, chief of security at El Dorado airport. He told Spanish newspaper El Mundo: “In Mexico, at the other end, they would have the same system.”
But Col Rosero said that the man is thought to be a lowly “mule”, given that he had no previous criminal record.
“He’s a naive young guy who fell into the trap of the gangs,” he said. “I’m sure that they promised him an easy mission, without any risk, and the man trusted them.”
He will now face a minimum prison sentence of 15 years.
“If I open these two suit cases up am i gonna find any drugs?”- Security Guard
I’ve seen a decent amount of drug crime mob movies in my day. If you think this is just some run of the mill drug trafficker that got caught and that security prevented these drugs from being distributed, you’re just not smart enough for this life. Let me break it down. Guy owes a blood debt or something to some colombian mob. Boss tells him he’s gonna wipe out this guys family if he doesnt do something for him. This guy agrees but the plan isnt for him to smuggle the drugs into mexico. He’s just a pawn in this scenario. I mean guys nervous as shit but doesnt try to bolt or make some deal? He was set out to get arrested this whole time. I mean he’s all calm and steady ready to admit he has drugs like its not even a thing once he’s in the room. Instead this was a diversion and another guy gets around security when they’re all focused on this guy, and loads up the plane with probably 15 million worth of Pure uncut Nicaraguan. A real crime boss knows who he has on his payroll. He wasn’t gonna let this small fry chump get in the way of his business, plain and simple.