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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 24 April 2019

Drug smuggler hid 2 kilograms of cocaine in 80 condoms, Dubai court hears

Man was arrested after search by customs inspectors at Dubai International Airport

A drug smuggler was caught out by customs officials in Dubai in possession of more than 2 kilograms of cocaine stashed inside dozens of condoms, a court heard.

The man, 49, from Peru, was making a stop off at Dubai International Airport on his way to Egypt when the discovery was made on February 10.

Inspectors found 80 condoms filled with the drug during a search and the man was arrested.

Forensic experts at Dubai Police confirmed the condoms contained 2.3 kilograms of cocaine.

The accused denied a charge of smuggling drugs in order to distribute when he appeared before Dubai Criminal Court on Monday.

The case was adjourned until April 22.

Updated: April 15, 2019 03:53 PM

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