The man tried to smuggle cocaine under his toupee, says the Spanish police

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A Colombian man was detained at Barcelona International Airport after half a kilo of cocaine was found hidden under an oversized wig, the Spanish police said today.

The police said that the man, arriving on a flight from Bogotá, attracted the attention of the police while he looked nervous and had a disproportionately large hairpiece under his hat.

They found a package attached to his head that claims it contains cocaine worth about 30,000 euros ($ 43,900 Cdn).

"There is no limit to the intelligence of drug traffickers trying to mock the controls," the police statement said.

The statement contained a photo of a middle-aged man – apparently still wearing a hairpiece, but with his eyes locked in the image – but he did not provide further details about his identity.

Over 100 kg of cocaine were seized by the Spanish police at Barcelona-El Prat airport in 2018.

The Colombian was arrested at the end of June.

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