12/13/2012 03:57 pm ET Updated Dec 13, 2012

Cocaine Breast Implants PHOTO Released After Woman Smuggles Drugs In Spain


A woman flying from Colombia to Barcelona was caught this week at a Spanish airport with bags of cocaine implanted in her breasts.

Spanish authorities released the picture of two bags containing nearly three pounds of cocaine that were later removed from the suspect's chest. According to CNN, the woman was traveling from Bogota -- a destination known for drug trafficking -- when a female officer noticed during a pat down that she had bandages and gauze under one of her breasts.

The suspect reportedly gave vague answers as to why she was in town. Police took her in and transported her to a hospital.

"There, a medical team extracted a bag-shaped prosthesis from each breast containing a white pasty substance," the Spanish interior ministry told CNN.

Pure cocaine is valued at about $35,000 a pound, Fox 11 reports.

The unidentified woman was taken to jail on drug trafficking charges.