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Father turned 11 year-old daughter into a drug mule

November 21, 2014  |  Posted by: Giovanni DePhillips
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Police in Colombia are searching for a man who turned his 11-year-old daughter into a drug mule, forcing her to swallow 104 capsules containing cocaine.

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However, when one of the capsule’s exploded in her stomach, she had to be rushed to the hospital and was hours away from losing her life.

After she swallowed the drug stash, the girl was scheduled to take a flight to Madrid, Spain with her father, when instead he rushed her to a hospital in Santiago de Cali.

Doctors had to perform emergency surgery during which they remove  1.2 pounds of cocaine from the young girl’s stomach.

By the time the lifesaving was completed, the father and another relative were long gone.

Local police are now searching for the father of the child.

“Everything is pointing to the fact this youngster was going to be used in a twisted way by adults as a drug mule to transport drugs from Colombia to another country,” said Cali police chief Hoover Penilla.

“They had flights reserved to travel from Cali to Bogota and then an onward connection, Bogota to Madrid with a final destination of Gran Canaria.”

Although the mother told police that she and her husband were separated, investigators suspect the mother knew about the drug smuggling.

A passport with the mom’s name and a plane ticket to Spain, the same place the girl’s dad planned to take her — were found when cops searched her home.

Once she is released from the hospital, the youngster will be taken into temporary care by the Colombian Family Welfare Institute.

“A case like this is horrific because it puts the life of an 11-year-old girl at risk,” a spokesman for the institute said. “We are going to take steps to offer her protection and remove her from her harmful family environment.”


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