drug mule


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A person who ingests pouches or packs of cocaine to transport it; a living vehicle used to smuggle illicit drugs, who may carry the abuse substance inside, as would a body packer, or in his/her luggage

drug mule

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A colloquial term for someone who carries a small quantity of an illicit substance, e.g., ecstasy or heroin, on or in his or her body to evade detection by the authorities, i.e., the border patrol, customs and immigration, or the police.
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He just wanted to support his family and did not know he was being used as a drug mule.
Unlike the vast majority of fictional drug mules, Ray is male.
The UK and Jamaican governments were reportedly scheduled to sign a new plan today (22 May) aimed at stopping drug mules boarding flights bound for the UK.
Tearful and apologetic, one of the three suspected foreign drug mules arrested at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) promised on Thursday to work with authorities to shut down the cocaine traffic from Brazil.
Bahrain: A Bahraini drug trafficker who allegedly recruited foreign women as drug mules has been arrested.
Vinco wasn't aware that he will be going to Hong Kong with three other persons, who turned out to be drug mule recruits.
Birmingham drug mule saved by cabin crew after cocaine pellet bursts in stomach.
A Pakistani drug mule was arrested upon his arrival at the Sharjah International Airport, following a tip-off.
Drug mule Melissa Reid could be free by Christmas - if she helps bring down the Mr Bigs who hired her.
At the same time, Credo's mother said a certain Prescy Evangelista lured son Ramoncito to become a drug mule.
The actor's job as an underage drug mule was part of the family business.
It is alleged that Sebastian Stephen, 40, recruited friend David Case to become a drug mule, who in turn recruited Nicola Last.