Women caught smuggling cocaine in duct tape diapers

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By Jeanne Moos, CNN

Duct tape has plenty of uses, but this is one you probably shouldn't try.

They're nothing to sniff at; duct tape diapers used to smuggle cocaine.

Two women were caught coming into JFK Airport wearing them. They flew in from the Dominican Republic.

A K-9 alerted and responded to one suspect's mid-section. The other suspect walked with an "awkward gait."

Strip searches revealed each was carrying over three kilos of cocaine in their duct tape diapers.

A pro like Scarface would turn up his nose at such a ridiculous smuggling technique.

We haven't seen anyone hide drugs in diapers since "Three Men and a Baby" conspired to successfully elude a narcotics detective.

According to the complaint, one of the duct tape diapered suspects said she was offered $9,000 to $10,000 to smuggle the coke into the U.S.

While we're on the subject of cocaine and diapers, guess what they found on nine out of 10 baby changing stations in public restrooms in the U.K.?

For a documentary, journalists at real radio used wipes to swab public bathrooms, and 92 out of the 100-plus baby changing units examined tested positive for cocaine. Though it sure seems like a weird place to snort a line.

Duct tape diapers got us thinking about how handy duct tape is for so many things. From prom outfits to aprons and rain hats.

It was even used to tape down an out of control passenger on a plane.

NASA space shuttles never left earth without it, and a duct tape bandit even used it when he robbed a liquor store. He covered his face, they covered their butts.


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