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Three young women -- aged 20, 32 and 37 -- used nun attire as a disguise for laundering cocaine.

Colombian authorities asked the nuns to step aside when they arrived on the island of San Andres in the Caribbeans on a flight from Bogota. According to Police Capt. Oscar Davila, as reported by The Associated Press, the women looked nervous and the fabric on their attire didn't match that of real nuns.

Each woman had two kilograms (more than four pounds) of cocaine strapped to their legs. Upon being discovered, the women began crying and stated financial problems as their reason. BBC News reports that the women stated they were forced into drug trafficking.

The Colombian island of San Andres is notorious for being a smuggling location for getting cocaine out of Colombia and into Central America. It is also a popular tourist destination for Colombians and foreigners alike.

The Economist reports that the UN believes that 42 percent of the world's coca -- the raw ingredient needed to make cocaine -- is produced in Columbia. In fact, the country is ideal for growing coca due to its natural landscape.

The three women, neither of whom are actually a nun in real life, were arrested early Saturday morning and have been charged of drug trafficking.

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