Two men have been arrested in Spain in possession of more than a kilo of cocaine after one of the pair aroused suspicion by walking “in an abnormal way” owing to the fact that he had a package of the drug strapped to his testicles.
The two unnamed men, aged 23 and 24, were travelling in a taxi in Valencia on Saturday night before it was stopped at a police checkpoint amid continued restrictions on travel due to Spain’s coronavirus lockdown.
When asked to step out of the vehicle, the officers noticed that one of the suspects was “walking in a strange way, with an unusual lump under his genitals,” prompting the police to search the man and locate the package of cocaine held to his body with black duct tape.
A search of the pair and their luggage revealed that the men were carrying four packages of cocaine weighing a total 1.4 kilograms, three of which were hidden inside possessions in their luggage, including inside a broken clock and an electronic speaker.
The stash would have had a street value of around €70,000 in Spain.
The men had travelled from Mallorca, and had taken a taxi from Valencia’s port area before planning to catch a train to Madrid.
With reduced traffic and pedestrians on the streets owing to Spain’s strict lockdown, drug dealers have faced extra difficulties in delivering narcotics to users.
Drugs have been found by police hidden along with a variety of products, including inside packages of protective face masks and within hollowed-out books, including one consignment of pills and powder concealed inside a copy of 50 Shades of Grey.
Crime fell nationwide by as much as 75 per cent in the first two weeks of lockdown in Spain up to March 31.