New trend - traffickers replace body fat with liquid drugs?

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New trend - traffickers replace body fat with liquid drugs?

Bjeff
A mafia operating in different health centers in the country (Argentina) are dedicated to attracting former fat people to be used as drug mules in cocaine trafficking in bariatric type operations.

According to a specialist, "low risk, since it is virtually undetectable, and the increased volume that mules transport. makes huge profits".

"These are people with a history of hyperobesity that after bariatric type interventions able to reduce weight significantly, but in the aftermath are left with large areas of skin and tissue (flaps) of those who can not break it with new operations", Ricardo Tondo told Diario Popular.

Tondo said that these people are contacted by mafias in health centers in large urban centers that have the necessary infrastructure for such patients.

"We're talking about obese with more than 200 kilos of weight required for treatment in operating rooms and special beds" he said.

According to one source, these mafias are rooted in urban centers such as Mar del Plata, Bahía Blanca, Mendoza, Rosario, Santa Fe, Cordoba, Salta and Mendoza and have an international structure that is made ​​up of instrumentalists, anesthetists and surgical body composed of physicians and surgeons.

"Many doctors who have lost their registration, medical students and surgeons who do abortions and other things", he said.

Upon contact with the patient these mafias study their medical and family history before making the proposal of recruitment, which is tempting offers of profits in exchange for a moderate risk.

In that sense, the former obese can hide between ten and 20 kilograms of liquid cocaine in the folds of the skin, while a common mule can carry a kilo with potentially very high living and be detected by customs controls.

Through a chemical process the cocaine traffickers manage to transform solid and liquid silicone injected into capsules then placed through a surgical operation in different parts of the body (the skirt below the abdomen, forearms, thighs).

"Those who peddle through this procedure say it is undetectable by X-ray controls".

Upon arrival at destination, the mule is reoperated to get the capsules of cocaine out, which through another chemical process is resolidified to be introduced to the market with its usual features.

Tondo told People's Daily that as body mass, the mule can carry up to 20 kilos of drugs and as capable of up to 4 trips per year .

"A $ 20,000 or more per trip narcogordo can earn up to $ 100,000 a year," he said.

Source:
http://www.diariopopular.com.ar/notas/139743-ahora-usan-narcogordos--traficar-cocaina-liquida
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Havana
Hi Bjeff- But liquid cocaine would have to be in some sort of a container that security should conceivably be able to detect with those TSA machines. Right or am I missing something here?
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Bjeff
Hi Havana,

I am no expert on the TSA machines, but you made me curious so I checked superficially.

Quote from Fact Sheet:
"Advanced Imaging Technology enables TSA to prevent harm by the detection of non-metallic threats including weapons,
explosives and other objects concealed under layers of clothing"

It does seem to exclude body modifications. Just wait till some Homeland Security/Stratfor dude reads this and starts think tanking on how potential terrorists could mix nitroglycerin in their body fat or even worse: They find out that pee actually can be turned into an explosive!!!

What the future holds for air travel: Forget about your life vest - Everyone gets their own bomb suit

AIT Fact Sheet:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e1/Advanced_Imaging_Technology_%28AIT%29_Fact_Sheet.pdf
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EL GUAPO
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The way I'm reading it is the coke is transformed into a silicone like substance, encapsulated and them inserted under the skin. As such, if it was even seen, it might appear to be globules of fat.

But then what about the scars from the surgery? Guess that means all fat people will be strip searched at the airports after the 'tards at TSA see this.
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Havana
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Thanks Bjeff and El Guapo-Food for thought most definitely

Maybe they can make the TSA machines a new fangled "little Xray Rover buddy"- a special robot sniffing dog to be able to smell through excess fat if they find the TSA machines can't differentiate between fat and liquid coke encapsulated in whatever...  Silicone might be a good bet. What do I know about that? Nada except it takes a long time to break down in the body-ask Pricilla Presley- she'll tell you it does moves as it breaks into little lumps of silicone. Never mind that.

Imagine if they cut open the non-carrying fat person cause they read the machine wrong.  After all the money they spent on the machine.
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Chivis
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Well...hmmm, gee my vote is not buying it.

I know the liquid meth is the newest way to transport the drug to SOCAL where the last ingredient is added to have the final product.  But they pack it in cans of food or other items and are doing a darn good job of getting it across based on the busts in the inland empire where the "finishing touches" are added for distribution.  

This story reminds me of the enquirer of the 60s.  I suppose it could be true, but there are many easier ways to transport and we are talking argentina...to where?  the US?  good luck on that journey.
 
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Bjeff
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Liquid cocaine:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjMZ5Wo6yVU

Argentina is a growing transit hub for Europe:
http://www.insightcrime.org/news-analysis/ruta-34-argentina-cocaine-smuggling

I have no idea if the story is real or not, it is plausible though. I believe the most common way to smuggle cocaine to Europe is through mules swallowing condoms filled with cocaine. I am sure plastic surgery is more cost effective due to volume.

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Chivis
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Maritime is the source used from lat am to west africa to europe.  mules are the least effective way and cannot touch the volume needed.

though I suppose they would try anything, but really seems a lot of trouble and risk

 
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Baggy
Maybe they will start to recruit aussies to do this, i had heard but dunno if its true that we took the fattest population trophy away from the united states....... mmmmmmmm chunky muuules...

if there aren't any checkpoints in places that have dogs or those little mini vaccuum cleaner devices that suck samples off your clothes to be scanned one could simply soak fabric in a solution of cocaine hydrochloride and water and dry off the water ..im sure because is cc is a hydrochloride salt like heroin (atleast it has been done with white heroin but i dunno about the sticky mexi stuff) it would stay in the linen/fabric untill treated with water and then the liquid is dehydrated and probably mixed the an acid/cleaned purified. This has also got me thinkin on that black cocaine stuff, Does anybody know anymore about it or has seen a bust of it?Anybody even know if its viable anymore?,Was just a fad or isit too expensive that they would rather just leave it as is and pay off some BP/DEA/ICe agents n get a few trucks through?
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