A total of 3,880 grams (8.6 pounds) of cocaine was seized by Turkish customs officers at Istanbul Airport on Wednesday. 

Upon the officials’ suspicions, a special screening device was used to detect packets and pill capsules of the drug in the stomachs of three passengers arriving from Colombia, sources told Anadolu Agency.

Their efforts found that in total, the suspects had swallowed 190 capsules and 24 plastic packets of cocaine in an attempt to smuggle them into the country.

The three suspects, whose identities were not revealed, were detained for attempted drug trafficking.

* Writing by Ahmet Gencturk

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