Authorities say three women dressed like nuns were arrested Saturday as they attempted to smuggle cocaine into a popular Colombian vacation destination.
According to ABC News, the trio of fake nuns — ages 20, 32 and 37 — were were traveling from the capital Bogota to the island of San Andres when they were nabbed by customs officers.
Police said the suspects immediately roused suspicions as the fabric of their garments did not match that of traditional nun attire.
Upon being stopped police found two kilos (four pounds) of cocaine strapped to the ladies’ bodies underneath their habits.
They were immediately arrested and jailed on narcotic trafficking charges.
In their defense the fake nuns claimed poverty had caused them to resort to drug trafficking. They claimed their cartel boss forced them into the religious habits in hopes of bypassing detection.
BBC notes that the Colombian island of San Andres, just off the coast of Nicaragua, is a popular destination for foreign and Colombian tourists alike.
The island is also along a busy drug-smuggling route, especially popular with speedboats and submarines laden with cocaine, stopping off on their way from Colombia to Central America.
Oddly enough, the trio of cocaine toting nuns isn’t the only bizarre smuggling story of the month.
As reported by The Inquisitr on Saturday, two goldfish were found swimming in a jug of radioactive water in a restricted area of a nuclear power plant in Ohio.
Investigations are currently under way to determine how the goldfish were smuggled into the facility.