Couple hides $175,000 worth of cocaine under baby in carriage while trying to sell the drug to customers at train station


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By: Tanya Malhotra

Parents of a young child were arrested on a charge of drug trafficking after allegedly hiding a large amount of cocaine underneath their baby in a carriage, according to police in Austria.

Vienna police said that they arrested the 21-year-old mother and 24-year-old father of the 4-week-old baby after they were caught in possession with cocaine at the Meidling train station on Thursday.

Police said that they received a tip that the couple would be carrying more than 3 pounds of cocaine. Police spotted the parents of the child walking into the train station with a stroller.

Police officers searched the stroller and found the cocaine underneath the baby. Police also found a small amount of heroin.

The drugs were estimated to be worth $175,000. The parents were waiting for customers to purchase the drugs at the train station.

The coupe was charged with drug trafficking. The parents were booked into the Josefstadt jail. The baby is staying with the mother in prison.