Drug smuggling by body packers. Detection and removal of internally concealed drugs.

@article{McCleave1993DrugSB,
  title={Drug smuggling by body packers. Detection and removal of internally concealed drugs.},
  author={Noel R McCleave},
  journal={The Medical journal of Australia},
  year={1993},
  volume={159 11-12},
  pages={
          750-4
        }
}
International drug couriers frequently seek to evade detection by concealing drugs within the body. "Swallowers" swallow packages which they hope to retrieve after travelling; "stuffers" insert packages into the rectum or vagina. The danger of these practices is that packages can leak or burst, leading to a potentially fatal drug overdose. One drug courier arrested in South Australia had swallowed 143 separate parcels of heroin and morphine. Detection of concealed drugs is by abdominal, rectal… CONTINUE READING
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