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Table 1 Classification by category of packages used for ingestion by drug smugglers.

From: Contemporary management of drug-packers

Categorical types of packages.
Type I Loosely packed cocaine covered by two to four layers of condoms or other latex-like material. This type has the highest risk for leakage/rupture.
Type II Tightly packed cocaine powder or paste covered in multiple layers of tubular latex
Type III Tightly packed cocaine powder or paste covered by aluminium foil.
Types 1, 2 and 3 are radiolucent.
Type IV Dense cocaine paste is placed into a device, condensed and hardened. This is then packaged in tough tubular latex. This is then covered with coloured paraffin or fibreglass. It is always radiopaque, rendering it easily indentifiable on plain X-ray of the abdomen.