CANADIAN WOMAN ARRESTED IN COLOMBIA FOR DRUGS SMUGGLING – Reports of a Canadian national, Tabitha Leah Ritchie, has hit the newsstands after she attempted to smuggle over four pounds of cocaine through Bogotá’s International Airport.
According to customs officials they became suspicious after frisking Ms. Ritchie and noticed that her pregnant belly appeared hard and cold.
Detaining Ms. Ritchie customs officials then performed a full body search and discovered, to their amazement, that her perceived pregnancy was nothing more than a false latex bump in which concealed over four pounds of cocaine – 2kg or 4.4lbs according to official reports.
Ms. Ritchie, a social worker in Toronto, Canada arrived in Colombia on the 6th August and has now been detained by the authorities for attempting to smuggle illegal narcotics.
Colombian officials reported that they currently have nearly 900 foreign nationals imprisoned in Colombia with the majority of them on drugs related offenses.
With Colombia being one of the most prolific places on earth for the production of illegal narcotics the Colombian Government has vowed to work with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) in the U.S and Canada in order to reduce the illegal flow of drugs.
The Canadian Embassy has yet to release any official statement regarding Ms. Ritchie’s arrest.