French 18 was arrested at El Dorado International Airport in Bogota with 15 kilos of cocaine estimated at nearly 900,000 dollars, said Wednesday the Colombian police.
The girl s was preparing to board a flight to France, accompanied by a Colombian 52 years.
both are presented as “each student nurse and carer”, has told the AFP a spokesman for the anti-drug police.
they were intercepted because “when passing security checks, they have shown themselves nervous and (…) have given inconsistent answers to routine questions from agents, “said a police statement.
the value of cocaine, which was packed in 15 packages wrapped in plastic bags, is estimated” to 894 000 dollars in the European market ” it added.
Since the beginning of the year, 70 people were arrested for drug trafficking in different airports in Colombia and 43 tons of cocaine hydrochloride were seized on the whole territory , according to police statistics.
Colombia is the largest producer of coca leaves, the base component of cocaine, of which it exported about 442 tonnes in 2014, according to the UN.