how could they tell?

We know what you are thinking, and the answer is yes, it really is a genuine photograph, as issued by the Barcelona Police to news agency Reuters.

The story, which was picked up by The Telegraph among others, tells of a Colombian man caught with half a kilo of Cocaine ‘hidden’ under his syrup.

Cue ridiculous picture number two.

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World's Stupidest Drug Smuggler Caught With Half a Kilo of Cocaine Under His Toupee
World's Stupidest Drug Smuggler Caught With Half a Kilo of Cocaine Under His Toupee
Going for the man bun look.

Our world’s worst smuggler arrived in Barcelona on a flight from Bagota Tuesday.

The man was questioned by Police who said that he “looked nervous” and had “an unusually large toupee”. They enclosed photos in case there was any doubt – we are unaware whether the blackout of his eyes was to protect his identity or humiliate him further.

The half kilo of cocaine has a police estimated value of 30,000€

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World's Stupidest Drug Smuggler Caught With Half a Kilo of Cocaine Under His Toupee

“There is no limit to the inventiveness of drug traffickers trying to mock controls,” said the police statement.