An alleged Colombian priest on Wednesday was apprehended in a Russian airport after police discovered he was concealing 13 cocaine-stuffed condoms in his stomach.
According to a statement by Russia’s Federal Drug Control Service (FSKN), the priest was in the Sheremetievo airport in Russia’s capital city of Moscow when he came under the suspicion of authorities due to his “sickly appearance and nervous behavior.”
After being detained and taken to a nearby hospital, doctors discovered in the course of an inspection that he was concealing 13 cocaine-stuffed condoms in his gastrointestinal tract. Another five containers full of cocaine were discovered in his luggage.
The 18 containers supposedly yielded 780 grams of cocaine.
According to his documents, the priest — Fabio Ricardo Rodriguez — is a resident of Bogota, where he purportedly practiced as a parish priest.