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What big hair you have: Man tried to smuggle drugs under toupee, authorities say

A 65-year-old Colombian man tried to smuggle drugs under his toupee, according to authorities there. (Policía Nacional/Twitter)

BARCELONA, Spain – A 65-year-old Colombian man was busted in Spain for trying to smuggle drugs under his toupee, and he may have gotten away with it if it wasn't for the ill-fitting hairpiece. 

The Spanish National Police Corps tweeted photos of the man.


Spanish paper La Vanguardia reported the man arrived at the airport in Barcelona on a flight from Bogota, and stuck out like a sore thumb.

Police said the man appeared nervous, and his hairpiece was sitting several inches above his head.

The man was held and charged after authorities found half a kilo -- which is about one pound -- of cocaine under the toupee. Reports say the drugs are valued on the street at around $34,000.