German tourist arrested with 16kg of cocaine

A German citizen was arrested on Thursday at Lima’s international airport, as he attempted to board a flight to Madrid with 15.9 kilos pure cocaine, according to local police.

The 30-year-old man, identified as Marko Vehit, had hidden the drugs in shampoo bottles and jam jars in his checked luggage.

He told police that he arrived in Lima twelve days ago, and was offered US$8,000 to transport the drugs. His taxi driver, who accompanied him as far as the check in counter, was also arrested.

According to the UN, Peru is now the world’s number two producer of both coca leaf and refined cocaine, with only Colombia producing more. 

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3 Responses

  1. What a dumb ass! Risk years in a Peruvian prison for only $8000! I would not even risk that for $5 million.

  2. Last I heard anything over a kilo gets you 25 years. Not that you’re likely to live so long, unless you have cash to pay for your safety until you can get sent to a jail in your home country….

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