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Man hid $34K worth of cocaine under his toupee, Spanish police say

While they have not released his name, police did release two thinly-censored mugshots of the man, one with the toupee on and one with just the drugs. (Source: Spanish National Police)
While they have not released his name, police did release two thinly-censored mugshots of the man, one with the toupee on and one with just the drugs. (Source: Spanish National Police)
Published: Jul. 17, 2019 at 12:19 PM EDT
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It wasn't a Colombian man's noticeably nervous demeanor that drew officers' attention at Barcelona's international airport.

It was his hair.

"His hair is going to fall out," Spain's national police

.

They took one look at the man's abnormally large hairpiece and knew immediately he was hiding something.

Upon further investigation, authorities pulled half of a kilo of cocaine from under the man's toupee, valued at $34,000.

Officers took him into custody late last month,

reported. While they have not released his name, police did release two thinly-censored mugshots of the man, one with the toupee on and one with just the drugs.

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