Characteristic imaging features of body packers: a pictorial essay

  title={Characteristic imaging features of body packers: a pictorial essay},
  author={Suzana Ab Hamid and Saiful Nizam Abd Rashid and Suraini Mohd Saini},
  journal={Japanese Journal of Radiology},
The drug-trafficking business has risen tremendously because of the current increased demand for illegal narcotics. The smugglers conceal the drugs in their bodies (body packers) in order to bypass the tight security at international borders. A suspected body packer will normally be sent to the hospital for imaging investigations to confirm the presence of drugs in the body. Radiologists, therefore, need to be familiar with and able to identify drug packets within the human body because they… CONTINUE READING


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