The Case of the Cocaine "Baby"

Posted: Sep 12, 2013 1:37 PM

She tried to pass it off as a baby bump, but Canadian traveler Tabitha Leah Ritchie was actually carrying more than four pounds of cocaine in her latex belly.

Ritchie attempted to board an Air Canada flight at the Bogota International Airport in Colombia on Wednesday when authorities pulled her aside.

The fake stomach, taped in place to secure the packages of drugs, looked unsurprisingly colder and firmer than usual, according to an inspector, Col. Esteban Arias.

The Toronto woman had arrived in the South American country August 6, police confirmed.

Needless to say, she lost the “baby” which amounted to around $60,000 dollars worth of illegal drugs.

Ritchie could now face up to eight years in prison. 

Perhaps this unique smuggling attempt should be added to the Huffington Post's "20 Reasons to Visit Colombia."

Watch raw footage of the event here:

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