Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Cocaine Hidden In Frozen Sharks
Mexican drug smugglers get extra-credit bonus points for creativity after attempting to smuggle over a ton of cocaine inside 20 frozen shark carcasses. "Those in charge of the shipment said it was a conserving agent, but after checks, we confirmed it was cocaine," Mexican Navy Commander Eduardo Villa told reporters Tuesday. Navy officers at a port in the southern Mexican state of Yucatan searched a container ship yesterday after becoming suspicious of its contents. Drug gangs are coming up with creative ideas in order to get drugs into the United States. They've used sealed beer cans, religious statues and furniture, as Mexico's military cracks down on the cartels tapping the lucrative market north of the border. Details have not yet been released as to where the sharks were being delivered and to whom, but an unidentified spokesman said there is no truth to the rumor that the sharks were en route to an after-party for Lindsay Lohan.