A Colombian woman was arrested for smuggling two pounds of cocaine inside of her breast implants.
The arrest came after airport authorities were searching the woman and found what appeared to be new surgery scars underneath her breasts. She was also complaining of significant pain.
The woman then reportedly admitted to carrying the drugs and was taken to a local hospital, where doctors removed lumps of cocaine wrapped in plastic. The cocaine was worth $293,850 and was intended to go to Spain from Frankfurt, Germany, where the bust took place.
"This is the first case in Germany in which drugs have been smuggled in this fashion," spokesman Hans-Juergen Schmidt said, News.com.au reported.
Customs authorities said that the procedure which was carried out to hide the drugs was poorly done, showing that drug smugglers are "completely indifferent to human life and the life-threatening conditions of their drug carriers."
The woman faced drug trafficking charges after her arrest.
In a similar incident, a former Navy SEAL was arrested and charged with drug smuggling following an investigation that uncovered drug use among SEALs.
James Dennis Smith Jr. was arrested and charged with conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute at least 700 kilograms of marijuana. Smith was a SEAL for 16 years before working for a global security and crisis management consulting firm. He was awarded a bronze star during a tour in Iraq.
The company for which Smith worked told CBS News that he hadn't been associated with them for five years.
An affidavit stated that Smith smuggled marijuana by airplane to Columbia, South Carolina, residents Bryon and Carl Rye. The former SEAL claimed to have purchased the plane in support of humanitarian efforts in Central America.
Another recent drug bust made headlines after several men were arrested for running a drug ring in Bakersfield, California. Eight men, several of whom were from Mexico, were arrested for their part in a methamphetamine and heroin ring that spread throughout the U.S.
The group, court documents state, sold "large amounts of methamphetamine and heroin to the Bakersfield area and other locations" including Washington, North Dakota, and Atlanta, Georgia.
Jose Luis Zambrano, one of the men arrested, was taken into custody and charged not only for the drug ring but also for a homicide in Bakersfield to which he was connected.
Zambrano, KERO reported, was reportedly the head of the organization, referred to as the Zambrano Drug Trafficking Organization.
While some of the men involved in the ring were arrested, several are now on the run and thought to be in Mexico.