Moment British ‘drug mule’ arrested in Peru with £4.5m of cocaine
EXCLUSIVE: The moment British ‘drug mule’ is arrested in Peru with £4.5million of cocaine in his suitcase ‘as he refuses to speak to lawyers over fears cartel bosses will seek revenge’
- Sean Woods, from Liverpool, is said to fear reprisal from South American cartels
- Footage shows moment he was caught and arrested by police officers in Peru
- The clip also shows officers searching and emptying his blue suitcase of drugs
- The 24-year-old can be seen in handcuffs after he was held at a shopping mall
- Peruvian authorities have alleged he was carrying cocaine in a drug mule deal
This the moment a British ‘drug mule’ was arrested by police in Peru after they allegedly found £4.5million worth of cocaine in his suitcase.
Sean Woods, 24 from Liverpool, can be seen being arrested by officers before being put in the back of a police car.
Later, his blue suitcase is emptied by officials, who remove 31 blocks of what they claim is cocaine hydrochloride.
The 24-year-old, who could be jailed for 25 years, is refusing to speak to lawyers because he reportedly fears reprisal from South American drug cartels.
In the footage, Mr Woods can be heard confirming he is English and telling officers that he doesn’t speak Spanish as they search his pockets.
The clip shows him being arrested by police, who examine and search his blue suitcase.
The suitcase, which allegedly contains £4.5million worth of cocaine, can be seen resting on the side near the 24-year-old.
Sean Woods, 24, was arrested by Peruvian police who caught up with allegedly £4.5 million worth of cocaine in his suitcase
You can also see the moment Mr Woods is sitting in a police car, surrounded by officers.
Later, he can be seen writing down some details while police empty the case.
They remove a significant number of blocks, reportedly 31 bricks of cocaine hydrochloride.
In the clip, you can see officers surrounding and arresting the British man while searching his pockets
Eventually, the case is emptied with an increasingly worried-looking Mr Woods leaning forward in a chair and watching on.
The Peruvian officials take photographs of the stash and can be heard discussing it among themselves.
Mr Woods could face up to 25 years in prison if he were found guilty of smuggling drugs, the Mirror reports.
Pictures released by Peruvian police show him in handcuffs after police reportedly held him in a shopping mall, where they allegedly found a suitcase full of drugs.
Mr Woods sits on a chair and watches on while the police officers empty his suitcase of what they say is 31 bricks of cocaine hydrochloride
Mr Woods, 24 from Liverpool (pictured), was arrested by police in Peru after he was caught ‘red handed’
Refusing to co-operate, he apparently said: ‘I don’t know what’s in it. He said to meet here at 1 o clock, I don’t know phones. I just wait here.’
Police officers found 31 brick-type packages containing cocaine hydrochloride inside a suitcase, Peru’s Ministerio Publico alleged in a Facebook post last month.
In the Facebook post, investigators described Mr Woods as being ‘caught red-handed’, as they said each of the 31 packages, found in his blue suitcase, were marked with the letter R.
Sean Woods, from Liverpool, is refusing to speak to lawyers because he reportedly fears South American drug cartels
The Peruvian authorities claimed at the time that Mr Woods was set to secretly transport the ‘illicit’ packages as part of a drug-mule arrangement.
In 2013, Michaella McCollum and Melissa Reid were caught trying to smuggle 24lb (11kg) of cocaine worth £1.5million out of Peru.
The pair were jailed for six years and eight months after admitting the crime but were freed in 2016 after striking a deal with Peruvian authorities.
Police officers found 31 brick-type packages containing cocaine hydrochloride inside a suitcase, Peru’s Ministerio Publico alleged in a Facebook post last month
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