Cocaine was found hidden in 27 packets of soap.
Cocaine was found hidden in 27 packets of soap. Australian Federal Police

91-year-old arrested for alleged cocaine import

A 91-year-old retired oral surgeon who allegedly carried cocaine concealed in soap into Sydney airport has prompted warnings about travelers being duped into becoming drug mules.

VIctor Twartz was arrested at Sydney airport after flying from Delhi, India. 

Twartz told ABC's 7.30 he met people in Delhi who he had befriended online.

He told ABC he was given the bag just before he left the country and was told it was a gift for a person in Australia.

In the bag was 27 packages of soap, each filled with cocaine.

Australian Federal Police

Twartz was charged with importing a commercial quantity of cocaine and was given bail.

He will appear in court on October 6.


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