British couple busted with 100 heroin capsules in Peru

A British couple was arrested at Lima`s international airport.

Updated: Apr 03, 2011, 10:35 AM IST

Lima: A British couple was arrested at Lima`s international airport as they boarded a plane to London with over 11 kilograms of cocaine and 100 heroin capsules, according to police.

Peruvian police alleged that Roxana Laercia, 37, stashed the cocaine (24 pounds) between her clothes, and that Michael Eguonoghen, 28, had swallowed the heroin capsules -- the equivalent of 1.5 kilograms (3.3 pounds). Both are British citizens, officials said on Saturday.

So far this year, police have arrested 60 "burriers”, or mules, at Lima`s Jorge Chavez International Airport.
Bureau Report