A man dressed as a woman was arrested at an airport in southern Brazil last week for allegedly trying to smuggle cocaine in a fake butt, Worldcrunch reports, translating local media coverage.
According to a HuffPost translation of Globo, the man was attempting to fly from Campinas, Brazil to Lisbon, Portugal, and then on to Brussels. Once he landed in Belgium, he was to receive the equivalent of about $5,000 for delivery.
But while he was waiting for his flight to Europe, authorities approached him and found two bags of cocaine hidden in his underwear, forming a prosthetic derrière, Folha de S.Paulo reports.
"They gave him a mobile phone so he could contact the person who would receive the narcotics once he got to his destination," officer Gilberto Salles Souza Junior told Globo, according to a HuffPost translation.
Smuggling operations similar to this have backfired in the past. In December 2011, a model, who had just arrived in Rome from Brazil, was arrested after authorities found 5.5 pounds of cocaine hidden in fake breast and buttock implants, The Daily Mail reported at the time.
About a year later, a 20-year-old woman was taken to a hospital after she told authorities at a Barcelona airport that her chest was bleeding because she'd recently undergone plastic surgery and the wounds hadn't healed, according to the BBC. Several bags of cocaine -- valued at about $78,000 -- were removed from the woman.