back to article It just wasn't meant toupee: Bloke nicked at Barcelona Airport with €30k of blow under wig

Hats off to Spanish customs at Barcelona Airport who spotted a Baldrick-level attempt to smuggle cocaine into the Catalan capital. Pictures are worth at least a thousand words so we'll just leave this here. Detenido en #Barcelona con droga en su peluquín.... ¡¡se le va a caer el pelo!! 🧓👮‍♂👴🤷‍♀ pic. …

  1. chivo243 Silver badge

    Caption Contest

    Dope Head!

    He gives a new meaning to coke head?

    He'd have been better off borrowing my coat!

    1. Mark 85 Silver badge

      Re: Caption Contest

      He didn't seem to look like a pointy-haired boss.

    2. macjules

      Re: Caption Contest

      Or perhaps,

      "Colombian cocaine smuggler pushes Trump off 'Worst Wig of the Week' #1 position"

    3. Prst. V.Jeltz Silver badge

      Re: Caption Contest

      The cocaine in Spain falls mainly on the brain ....

    4. lowjik

      Re: Caption Contest

      El Chapeau?

  2. Khaptain Silver badge

    Discreet, very discreet

    Cmon, you would have to have done at least a couple of grams of Colombian pure in order to believe that you would pass customs with a lump like that on your head....

    I don't know what's worse, getting caught and going to jail or that damned picture being spread all the media...

    Made me laugh at least.

    1. baud

      Re: Discreet, very discreet

      Or perhaps while all the cops were laughing at this guy, three other mule were quietly carrying their packages through customs?

      1. DJO Silver badge

        Re: Discreet, very discreet

        My thoughts too, sacrifice a know nothing idiot while that pushchair with a toddler or 2 in it has every pipe stuffed full (or a similar ruse).

        This was just too obvious to be anything other than a decoy.

        1. Kubla Cant

          Re: Discreet, very discreet

          Toddlers with pipes would be a bit conspicuous.

    2. the spectacularly refined chap Silver badge

      Re: Discreet, very discreet

      I can see some psychological reasoning behind it, in that people will generally try to avoid embarrassing someone else. A truly awful toupee enhances this natural tendency to not want to address it directly.

      It's like excuses for being late into work, the best ones make you look like an imbecile. Saying your car broke down or the train was late only gets you so much credibility. If you say "I crapped myself coming in, I had to go home again and clean myself up" no one will ever question it.

  3. Inventor of the Marmite Laser Silver badge

    'Ello, ello, ello-petia wot have we got 'ere then?

    Oh the folly-cle of it! What a hare-brained idea! Forget sham poo - he's certainly in the real poo now.

  4. Daedalus

    Too good toupee true

    Chances are that 10 kg of the stuff slid by while the cops were laughing themselves silly.

    1. Mayday Silver badge
      Paris Hilton

      Re: Too good toupee true


      Here you go mate, business class (ie up the front and off first so they see you first) trip a few $k while Pablo and I sit in row 30 and stroll on by,.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Too good toupee true

      Nah most of it enters through Dutch and Belgian ports and is real organised crime, tonnes daily, chains that go straight to the top, this is just jokes, I'm surprised even people try this sort of thing I imagine it's just some kind of distraction.

      1. Charlie Clark Silver badge

        Re: Too good toupee true

        Small time, get rich quick schemes. It's the same with weapons: why risk a custodial sentence when a government-brokered deal guarantees immunity.

  5. Anonymous Coward
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  6. Mike Moyle

    There's definitely hell toupee!

    (Yeah... It was a cheap joke but it was all I could afford!)

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    worse smuggling attempt than the balloon going up (to) Uranus?

  8. Dan 55 Silver badge

    "The police Twitter account [...] warned him his hair would fall out."

    Literally it's a comment about the precariousness of his toupee... but it's also a saying which means something like "he's in a load of trouble".

  9. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    There's worse wigs out there...

    It's still more convincing than that poor cat stapled to the top of the POTUS...

    1. WolfFan Silver badge

      Re: There's worse wigs out there...

      That’s not a cat, that’s a dead muskrat.

  10. c1ue

    Hats off to that would-be smuggler

    Although it looks like his head is being humped by a brunette tribble.

  11. Winkypop Silver badge

    But Officer

    It's not cocaine it's just a bag on dandruff...

  12. JimmyPage

    I guess a lot of regulars are on holiday ?

    This far in, and no one thought of "hairline crack" ?

  13. Aristotles slow and dimwitted horse

    If he's that shit...

    I've only skim read the report, but if he's that shit a smuggler does it not beg the question as to how he managed to get it through South American customs in the first place? I guess they just don't care...

  14. Andytug

    Clearly he misheard the instructions...

    ….which were to hide it in syrup.....

  15. Ima Ballsy

    Priceless !!!

    Reading this article and UP pops and ad for .....wait for it .... Vogue Wigs ... ROFLMAO !!!

  16. James Dore

    The cocaine in Spain is smuggled mainly on the brain?

  17. charlieboywoof

    "Hes from Barcelona"

    1. Ken Shabby

      The Customs Officer is from Barcelona?

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  19. Carpet Deal 'em


    His handlers shouldn't have told their mule to use his head when he asked how to slip by customs..

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