YEREVAN (Pakistan Point News / Sputnik - 29th September, 2021) A Brazilian citizen, who arrived in the Armenian capital on a flight from Sao Paulo with a stopover in Doha, has been arrested at the Yerevan airport for smuggling $300,000 worth of cocaine in his stomach, the country's State Revenue Committee said on Tuesday.
"Officers of the anti-smuggling department of the State Revenue Committee decided to inspect a Brazilian citizen who arrived at the Zvartnots airport in Yerevan. He was escorted to a medical facility. A CT scan and further medical inspection revealed that he had smuggled 80 capsules of cocaine with a total weight of 746 grams from Brazil to Armenia," the customs authority said in a statement.
The smuggler faced significant risks due to the possibility of a capsule rupture during his 24-hour flight, which could lead to an overdose and death, the committee noted.