LONDON -- You'd think getting busted in Colombia with a fake pregnant belly, full of cocaine, would be enough trouble for one woman.
But it turns out accused London drug mule, Tabitha Ritchie, also has some issues piled on her plate at home.
The 28-year-old social worker and university student was a no-show Tuesday in court when the homegrown firearms charges against her came up.
Ritchie is co-charged with an ex-boyfriend for three offences -- possession of a shotgun without a licence, careless storage of ammunition and having a loaded, restricted firearm.
As lawyer Jason Skinner put it, his client "finds herself in custody in South America" with "no chance of returning in the foreseeable future."
The charges against Ritchie and Hernandez date back to last November.
Ritchie made headlines weeks ago, when officers at the Bogota airport in Colombia found two kg of cocaine hidden behind a pocket of latex in a fake pregnant belly.