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Police arrest woman with cocaine in fake belly

SAO PAULO (AP) – Police say they arrested a woman carrying more than 4 pounds of cocaine stashed inside a fake pregnant belly strapped around her waist.

The federal police says in a statement the 20-year-old woman was arrested Friday morning after arriving at the international airport in the northeastern city of Natal.

Police say the woman arrived from central-western Brazil and became nervous during routine questioning of passengers coming from areas where “drug trafficking levels are high.” Police say the woman acknowledged she was carrying 2.1 kilograms (4.6 pounds) of cocaine inside the fake belly.

Also arrested was a man waiting for her outside the airport in a taxi. Police did not reveal their identities.

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