SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Authorities in the Dominican Republic say they have arrested a Spanish soldier who allegedly had cocaine taped to her legs as she tried to board a flight to Madrid.
The Caribbean country's National Drug Control Directorate alleges that officers found 2 kilograms of the drug when they searched Angela Maria Baiao at Santo Domingo's international airport.
Agency spokesman Roberto Lebron said Sunday that the suspect is a member of Spain's military but he hasn't disclosed her rank. He says she is from the western Spanish city of Badajoz.
Lebron says investigators are trying to determine if the drugs are tied to a cocaine trafficking gang.