After a DEA dog alerted agents at an airport, they found a diaper filled with powder. The problem is that it was being worn by an adult woman, Priscilla Pena, and the powder was cocaine. They then found a similar diaper on her friend Michelle Blassingale on the same flight from the Dominican Republic.
Agents said that Pena appeared nervous during a luggage inspection but agreed to a patdown. The agent felt something hard around her stomach and buttocks. It proved to be a makeshift loaded diaper. Pena then told agents she was traveling with Blassingale who was found with a matching diaper.
It would be interesting if this technique worked previously given the use of dogs on these flights. The Dominican Republic is a known drug hub and the women had to expect to be inspected. It would be interesting if there is evidence of this actually working on prior flights.