Chile police find suitcases made out of cocaine

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

SANTIAGO, Chile -- Police say two suitcases carried by a woman who was about to fly from Chile to Spain were made of cocaine.

Detective Leandro Morales at the Santiago airport said the drug "was not hidden in the luggage. This time the suitcases were the drug."

Morales said the suitcases were made of a substance combining cocaine with resin and glass fiber.

He said Tuesday a "chemical process" could be used to separate out the drug.

The officer said the suitcases were heavier than their contents.

The 26-year-old Argentine woman was arrested.

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