Colombian man accused of smuggling cocaine under his hairpiece

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(CNN) – A Colombian man was busted in Spain for trying to smuggle drugs, under his hairpiece.

A Spanish newspaper says the 65-year-old arrived at the airport in Barcelona, and stuck out like a sore thumb.

Investigators say he appeared nervous and his toupee was sitting several inches above his head.

That is when police discovered about a pound of cocaine beneath it.

The drugs are worth about $34,000 in street value.

He is now charged and in custody.

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