A female drug mule being arrested after suffering a case of diarrhea that resulted in her ejecting cocaine in the middle of an airport in Brazil is fake news. There is no truth to a report that a woman from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., had been arrested in Brazil when she revealed during a bad case of diarrhea that she was attempting to smuggle cocaine back to the United States. If the story sounds wild and crazy that is because it is just that as it is false.
Where did this fake news originate? World News Daily Report published the fake news article on June 4, 2018, reporting that a 27-year old woman from Florida was caught smuggling drugs out of Brazil at the airport when she suffered a bad case of diarrhea. You can read the fake news below.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | An American tourist was arrested after more than 40 of the pellets of cocaine hidden in her anal cavity were ejected by a severe case of diarrhea while she was standing in front of airport security officers.
27-year old Tania Smith, from Fort Lauderdale in Florida, was getting ready to board a plane back to the United States after spending two weeks in Brazil when the incident occurred.
The young woman looked visibly ill and feverish while waiting in line before boarding, and several witnesses said kept groaning and swearing loudly.
At the moment she was called up to present her ticket, she suffered a severe incident of diarrhea which ejected dozens of drugs pellets from her rectum, directly on the airport floor.
However, there is no truth to the above story. What is the problem with the story to make it false? Of course, there is no legitimate news coverage of such a story actually happening. A simple search of The New York Times comes up with no results for “Tania Smith.”
Additionally, the origin of the photograph used in the fake news can be found here. The woman is actually Amy Sharp who led police in Australia on a hunt after she escaped from corrective service officers. Sharp was placed in custody for property offences after she had responded to a Facebook post about her escape and mockingly wrote asking for police to use a better photo of her.
Here is an example of someone sharing the fake news on social media.
Drug mule arrested after diarrhea ejects cocaine in middle of airport https://t.co/Q4viqhopP2
— Jinnjah (@Ginjjah) June 4, 2018
Finally, and most importantly, World News Daily Report carries the following disclaimer:
World News Daily Report assumes all responsibility for the satirical nature of its articles and for the fictional nature of their content. All characters appearing in the articles in this website – even those based on real people – are entirely fictional and any resemblance between them and any person, living, dead or undead, is purely a miracle.
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Author: Shawn Rice