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Plaster Cast Of Cocaine And The Ten Most Bizarre Smugglers In The World

by | 6th, March 2009
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AT Barcelona Airport, a Chilean man with a broken leg is arrested after his “cast” is found to be made of cocaine.

The 66-year-old also ahs in his possession six cans of beer and two hollowed-out stools that also contained cocaine.

Anorak has long held the opinion that smugglers should be as inconspicuous as possible. A disabled man carrying two stools and a six pack of lager through customs sounds iffy.

He seems to have been hoping that customs official had taken their children to work with them, and on seeing the funny man would tell them not to look, and shoo the oddity away. He’d then drool or fiddle in his trouser pockets to make certain his escape.

But the best part is that X-rays had shown the man was suffering from an “open fracture of the tibia and the fibula, and has been transferred to a clinic for an operation”.

He has a broken leg.

“Investigators are examining the possibility that these injuries were brought about voluntarily… to facilitate trafficking through security checks.”

A cunning plan. Greeks might laugh.

Anorak looks at the: Ten Most Bizarre Smuggling Capers Ever:

Snakes On A Plane

A Sydney aIrpoirt, a man form Bonnet Bay in New South Wales is checking in baggage containing 24 shingleback lizards, 16 bluetongue lizards, three black-headed pythons and an endangered albino carpet python.

Monkey Puzzler

Gypsy Lawson, of Washington, hid a sedated rhesus macaque monkey under her blouse on a flight from Thailand, passing it off as a pregnancy bump.

Gypsy Lawson, 28, and her mother, Fran Ogren, 56, were convicted of smuggling and conspiracy to smuggle the monkey in violation of the Endangered Species Act and other federal laws.

Authorities found journals and handwritten notes describing the mother and daughter’s attempts to find a monkey small enough to smuggle back to the United States. The journal also described the pair’s “acquisition of a small monkey and their experimenting with different medicines to sedate the monkey for their journey home,” McDevitt’s office said.



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