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Thursday, 12 September 2013

Canadian Woman Uses Fake Baby Bump To Try To Smuggle Two Kilos Of Cocaine Out Of Colombia

Colombian police say they have arrested a Toronto woman who simulated pregnancy to try to smuggle cocaine

A Toronto woman who simulated pregnancy to try to smuggle 2 kilograms of cocaine was arrested today at Bogota airport by Colombian police.
Col. Esteban Arias says 28-year-old Tabitha Leah Ritchie was stopped while trying to board an Air Canada flight in Bogota after an inspector noted that her belly was unusually cold and hard. 
He says police discovered a false belly made of latex taped to her body and they found 2 kilograms (4.4 pounds) of cocaine.
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Tabitha Leah Ritchie (pictured) was stopped while trying to board an Air Canada flight in Bogota
Tabitha Leah Ritchie (pictured) was stopped while trying to board an Air Canada flight in Bogota

Police say Ritchie arrived in Colombia on Aug. 6 and he identified her as a social worker.
The Canadian Embassy did not respond to requests for details.
 

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Colombia's Police show Canadian national Ritchie Tabatha Leah (left) after being detained at Bogota airport today, alongside the fake baby bump and 2kgs of cocaine
Colombia's Police show Canadian national Ritchie Tabatha Leah (left) after being detained at Bogota airport today, alongside the fake baby bump and 2kgs of cocaine
Colombian officials say 874 foreigners are held in the country's lockups, most on drug charges (Bogota airport pictured)
Colombian officials say 874 foreigners are held in the country's lockups, most on drug charges (Bogota airport pictured)

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