Wednesday, 16 November 2011
I was reading Grub Street New York and came across an interesting article. I needed to get the full story on this, so it led me to a local blog for news occurring in Palm Beach, Florida called Broward Palm Beach.
The article is about people getting busted smuggling drugs by hiding them in various foods. We're talking serious amounts of drugs here. In one case, a 44-year-old man tried to smuggle three thousand pounds of marijuana (worth $1.5 million) in a shipment of watermelons...
A 17-year-old British girl hid 30 pounds of cocaine in cake-mix boxes throughout her suitcase at the Miami Airport. Again in Miami, airport officials opened unripened plantains revealing 750 pounds of cocaine (worth $6.1 million street value). The plantains were made out of fiberglass, filled with cocaine and were hidden throughout the shipment.
A 27-year-old man from Portland, Oregon hid 4.2 pounds of heroin in macaroni boxes and other food related items in his apartment. And finally, twenty people from the Netherlands tried to smuggle 110 pounds of cocaine in containers used for in-flight meals. Eleven of the twenty people worked for an airline catering company.
I found this article quite amusing. I think it's interesting to see all the ways people try to smuggle drugs...but I've never heard of hiding it in various foods.
What do you think of this article?