Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/04/05/dope_smuggler/

Ukrainian woman smuggled dope in vibrator

'Thorough' search foils cunning plan

By Lester Haines

Posted in Bootnotes, 5th April 2007 14:15 GMT

A Ukranian woman failed in a bold attempt to smuggle marijuana from New Delhi to Kiev, despite hiding her stash in a vibrator's battery compartment on the grounds that "no one would ever think of touching it, let alone looking inside it".

According to Ananova, 26-year-old Svetlana Ivanyshka was cuffed after being asked to empty her suitcases at Kiev airport "after guards got a tip off that a young woman on her flight from New Delhi was carrying drugs".

The dope was quickly discovered, prompting a police spokeswoman to say: "She was obviously unaware of how thorough our officers are in their searches." ®