Turkey: Cocaine stashed in Maradona pictures seized

72-year-old German citizen travelling from Colombia arrested at Istanbul Airport

Abidin Mutlu Bozdag  | 23.12.2020 - Update : 24.12.2020
Turkey: Cocaine stashed in Maradona pictures seized


Turkish customs officers on Wednesday seized 2.65 kilograms (5.85 pounds) of cocaine at the Istanbul Airport that was stashed behind pictures and drawings of football legend Maradona.

Security authorities decided to pass the luggage of a 72-year-old German citizen traveling from Colombia through an X-ray scanner after his movement raised suspicion.

Sniffer dogs further confirmed that he was carrying the illegal drug.

The suspect was referred to judicial authorities following his arrest.

*Writing by Ali Murat Alhas

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