It just wasn't meant toupee: Bloke nicked at Barcelona Airport with €30k of blow under wig
The worst drug-smuggling attempt we've ever seen
Hats off to Spanish customs at Barcelona Airport who spotted a Baldrick-level attempt to smuggle cocaine into the Catalan capital.
Pictures are worth at least a thousand words so we'll just leave this here.
The gentleman was on a direct flight from Bogota, Colombia – described by Spanish authorities as a "hot flight" already subject to close scrutiny.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, given the terrible state of his wig, the poor chap was visibly nervous when approaching customs, Spanish media reports. He was wearing a hat to further disguise, or draw attention to, his rather raised toupee.
The Policía Nacional said they removed just over half a kilo of cocaine that had been perched on top of the gentleman's head. They estimated the value, depending on purity and how it was cut, at about €30,000.
The police Twitter account seemed as amused as everyone else and warned him his hair would fall out.
He has been charged with public health offences and remains in custody. Spain is one of Europe's largest markets for cocaine, as well as a major transit point. ®