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Norway arrests woman for carrying cocaine in wig

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Norway arrests woman for carrying cocaine in wig

OSLO, Norway - A British woman's bulging wig did not fool customs agents in Norway who realized she wasn't just having a bad hair day. The wig was concealing 2.2 pounds of cocaine glued to her head and customs agents detained her on suspicion of cocaine smuggling, authorities said Wednesday.

The 32-year-old suspect, whose name was withheld, arrived late Sunday at Vaernes airport near the city of Trondheim on a flight from Copenhagen, Denmark, the customs service said.

"The agent thought she had a great deal of hair and suspected that she was wearing a wig," the agency said. "The wig was examined and the agents found a bag of cocaine."

Norway's largest newspaper, Verdens Gang, said the cocaine was glued so firmly to the woman's real hair that police brought her to the local hospital to have it removed.

Kjetil Mjoesund, of Trondheim police, confirmed that it was glued to her head, but had no information about how it was removed. He said she was taken for a routine medical check.

A court ordered the women held until July 15, pending a formal indictment and trial.

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justxploringComment by justxploring - June 18, 2008, 4:15 pm
This reminds me of Goodfellas where Joe Pesci's wife had diamonds hidden in her hairdo. At least having cocaine glued to her head is better than swallowing balloons filled with drugs or putting them up into your private parts. I assume what I've seen on Law & Order or similar shows really happens in the drug world.

Okay, all joking aside, what if someone really needs to wear a wig? Do you have to get a doctor's note? Seriously, I am close with a woman who went through a lot of embarrassment because she has bald spots and was told to remove her hairpins. She was a mess when I picked her up at the airport. Just recently she flew to a wedding a day early so she could look human. Also, unless you check your luggage, you never know what they'll confiscate any more. My sister flew to FL last year when my Dad died and had Ziploc bags with small amounts of shampoo and other toiletries so she could take them on the plane.
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justxploringComment by justxploring - June 18, 2008, 4:20 pm
Oops, sorry Angel. I meant to delete the second paragraph before I "clicked" since I was getting too off-topic. Maybe I need to start a blog about security at the airport. :-)   I was just thinking of the poor person who might have a bladder control issue and wears Depends and is stopped because of a slight bulge or someone who wears a prosthetic, etc. I wasn't trying to be funny, although it sounds that way.

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