Police in Chile find suitcases made of cocaine

Police say two suitcases carried by a woman who was about to fly from Chile to Spain were made of cocaine.

SANTIAGO, Chile — Police say two suitcases carried by a woman who was about to fly from Chile to Spain were made of cocaine.

Detective Leandro Morales at the Santiago airport says the drug “was not hidden in the luggage — this time the suitcases were the drug.”

Morales tells The Associated Press that the suitcases were made of a substance combining cocaine with resin and glass fibre.

He said a “chemical process” could be used to separate out the drug.

The officer says the suitcases were heavier than their contents.

The 26-year-old Argentine woman was arrested.

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