Officials: Woman used shoes to conceal 4 pounds of cocaine

EMBED </>More Videos

Australian officials said the American woman was allegedly traveling with four pounds of cocaine. (KTRK)

A woman from the U.S. is set to appear in an Australian courtroom after she allegedly tried to smuggle cocaine in her shoes.

Officers at Sydney Airport said they found four and a half pounds of drugs in her luggage, clothing and makeup, as well.

The cocaine was found after the woman was selected for a baggage screening, airport officials said.

The 49-year-old woman, whose name has not been released, arrived from Los Angeles.

She's facing charges of importing a commercial quantity of a border control drug.

4,000 pounds of fake, marijuana-stuffed limes found
EMBED More News Videos

Homeland Security is investigating after U.S. Customs and Border Protection found drugs hidden in what appeared to be limes.

BUSTED: 12 crazy ways drugs are being disguised

2,500 pounds of pot-stuffed "carrots" seized in Texas
EMBED More News Videos

Carrot-shaped packages filled with pot were found among a load of real produce in south Texas.

Report a typo to the ABC13 staff


Related Topics:
u.s. & worldaustraliadrugsillegal drugscocaine
(Copyright ©2017 KTRK-TV. All Rights Reserved.)

Load Comments