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 n.— «“X-rays showed that her stomach contained several foreign objects which the South African Police Service commonly refer to as “bullets’ containing cocaine,” Opperman said. The bullets are usually condoms filled with cocaine, which are swallowed by drug smugglers.» —“Drug mule dies of overdose” in Johannesburg, South Africa iafrica.com Apr. 28, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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