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Swedish woman arrested over drug-stuffed hairbrushes

TT/David Landes · 23 Sep 2009, 08:09

Published: 23 Sep 2009 08:09 GMT+02:00

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The drugs were stuffed in hollow hairbrushes, according to the Aftonbladet newspaper, citing a report from the Brazilian newspaper Tribuna do Norte.

As the woman made her way through a security checkpoint at the airport in Natal in northern Brazil, authorities noticed she was carrying a number of hairbrushes in her bags.

Upon closer examination, the brushes were found to be hollowed out and filled with cocaine.

All told, authorities found 2.36 kilogrammes of the drug stuffed in 26 brushes and 31 hammers.

The woman claims that she didn’t know there were drugs in her bags.

A spokesperson with the Swedish foreign ministry confirmed that a Swedish woman in her twenties had been arrested in Brazil.

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The 22-year-old Swede faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted.

TT/David Landes (news@thelocal.se)

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08:48 September 23, 2009 by ropegun247
What a bad business sense! Doesn't she get that that stuff fetches a much higher price in Sweden than in Brazil?
09:31 September 23, 2009 by George C
Serves her right ... commit the crime ... do the time.

Think of the damage this cocaine will do when sold on the street.

She did not know that 26 brushes and 31 hammers contained cocaine...

Yeppppp pull the other leg .. its got bells lol
11:19 September 23, 2009 by Nemesis
Looks like she had a bad hair day.

I wonder if this was part of a convert to god program from people in Jönköping, which has more churchs than most people have had hot dinners.

Sounds like an idiot. How anyone expects to make money transporting drugs from Sweden to Brazil, instead of vice versa, is beyond me.
14:24 September 23, 2009 by glamelixir
The article does not state that she was actually coming from Sweden into Brazil. Could have been the opposite or could have been coming from another southamerican country.

Scandinavian young people are quite famous in southamerica for travelling there to indulge themselves in cheap drugs frenzy. Many of them end up as "mulas" in order to get more drugs or money to buy them.
16:15 September 23, 2009 by DreEstwd
That is A LOT of blow for personal use. She will definitely be charged with intent to distribute.
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