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Latino Daily News

Monday April 2, 2012

LATINO BLOTTER: Pot Belly? Nope, It’s a Coke Belly - Woman in Brazil Hides Drugs in Fake Baby Bump

LATINO BLOTTER: Pot Belly? Nope, It’s a Coke Belly - Woman in Brazil Hides Drugs in Fake Baby Bump

Photo: Woman in Brazil Hides Drugs in Fake Baby Bump

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A 20-year-old woman is in serious trouble after federal police discovered she was attempting to smuggle several pounds of drugs into Brazil by way of a fake baby bump.

Police say the young woman became visibly nervous when she arrived at the international airport in the north-eastern city of Natal and was confronted with the usual round of questioning given to passengers arriving from areas known for drug trafficking.

Likely due to her inability to lie convincingly, the woman admitted that large bump on her torso was not growing a baby, but instead was hollow and holding 4.6 pounds of cocaine.

The woman, who had arrived from an airport in western Brazil, was arrested along with the man who had been waiting for her outside in a taxi.

The fake belly has been around for awhile, even Gaby Rodriguez used them when she conducted an experiment at her high school in which she wore the bumps and chronicled the experience as an “expecting teen mom” and wrote a book titled The Pregnancy Project.