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Sniffer dog finds cocaine in wheelchair of 'disabled' man in airport

‘Disabled’ drug smuggler busted after airport dash when sniffer dog tipped police off to 13kg of cocaine in his wheelchair

  • The dog was checking passengers and luggage at Malpensa airport in Milan 
  • Police cut open the leather upholstery on the wheelchair to find the drugs
  • The passenger got up and walked unaided before being taken into custody  
  • The 11 packets of cocaine could have made 27,000 doses worth £1.2million 

A ‘disabled’ man started walking – and was arrested – at an airport after a sniffer dog tipped police off to 13kg of cocaine hidden inside his wheelchair.

The dog at Malpensa airport, in Milan, was checking passengers and their luggage after a flight from the Dominican Republic – on a route previously used by drug couriers.

After being alerted by the dog, officers found nothing inside the passenger’s luggage but discovered the drugs by cutting open the leather upholstery on the motorised wheelchair.

The passenger, a Spaniard who had asked airport workers to help guide the wheelchair, got up and walked unaided before being taken into custody, police said.

The 11 packets of cocaine weighed 13.35kg and could have made 27,000 individual doses worth £1.2million.


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A ‘disabled’ man started walking – and was arrested – at Malpensa airport in Milan (picture: file image) after a sniffer dog tipped police off to 13kg of cocaine hidden inside his wheelchair

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