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World Cup trophy replica made of cocaine seized in Colombia


World Cup trophy made of cocaine

This crappy-looking replica of the World Cup trophy is actually made from cocaine. Police found it at Colombia’s Bogotà airport in a box addressed to Madrid. From The Guardian:

A replica World Cup trophy made out of cocaine has been seized at Bogotà airport in Colombia.

The airport’s anti-drug chief, Colonel José Piedrahita, said the statue had been found inside a carton destined for Madrid during a routine check of a mail warehouse on Friday; standing 36cm (14in) high, it was painted gold with green stripes on the base.

Piedrahita said a lab test confirmed the cup was made of 11kg (24lb) of powder, which would have been mixed with acetone or petrol to make it into a paste that could be moulded. The cocaine would be worth up to £1m on the street.


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