Five Colombians Charged With Importing Cocaine
Nov. 29, 1987
LONDON (AP) _ Police charged four women and a man from Colombia on Sunday with illegally importing $3.6 million worth of cocaine concealed in records and children's books. Trained dogs sniffed out the cocaine.
Customs officers found nearly 5 1/2 pounds of the drug hidden inside more than 100 books and records in four suitcases being transferred Saturday from a British Airways flight from Bogota, Colombia, to a Switzerland-bound plane.
The records and book covers were split so the drug could be inserted, then reassembled - so skillfully, officers said, that the records could have been played.
Those charged were identified as Luis Alberto Rozko, 29; Maria Nela Gonzalez de Arango, 37; Victoria Reyes Alciade, 28; Libia Maria de Ayala, 34; and Maria Esneda Medina.