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Italian Police Find Cocaine Hidden Inside Coffee Beans

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Italian Police Find Cocaine Hidden Inside Coffee Beans

Italian authorities have stumbled on a very crafty method of concealing cocaine.

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While it might have looked like any normal bag of coffee beans, police were suspicious when they saw the package was called Santino D'Antonio, which is the name of a mafia boss in the film John Wick.

They ended up inspecting the beans and cut up around 500 beans to see whether they contained anything else than just a little buzz in the morning.

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Well, they found way more than just an espresso buzz inside.

Authorities managed to find up to 150 grams of cocaine in the 'coffee beans' which actually just turned out to be tape that was coloured brown to mimic the beans.

Credit: AP/Finance Police Handout
Credit: AP/Finance Police Handout

Police believe the package was sent from Medellin in Colombia to Milan's Malpensa airport. Once they intercepted it, they put it back in transportation and followed it until it had arrived. They ended up arresting a 50-year-old man who came to collect the package.

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But if you thought that was a crafty way of concealing drugs, wait till you see how people nearly managed to smuggle loads of meth into Australia.

Cops from New South Wales and the Australian Border Force caught people trying to get AU$300 million (£160m) worth of methylamphetamine in the country hidden inside Sriracha bottles imported from the US.

The spicy sauce is popular among those who can handle some heat, but I think we can all agree this would be way too much heat.

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NSW Police said in a joint statement with the ABF: "During a subsequent deconstruction it was found to contain 768 bottles of sriracha chilli sauce, with presumptive testing returning a positive indicator for methylamphetamine (ice).

"A preliminary forensic analysis determined the bottles contained about 400kg of methylamphetamine, which has an estimated potential street value of more than $300 million."

Authorities noticed the drugs hidden inside the bottles when they arrived in an air freight consignment from America.

They ordered a controlled delivery of the package so that they could nab whoever was planning on receiving the drugs.

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Officers arrested four men, three of which have been charged with attempt to possess a commercial quantity of an unlawful import - border-controlled drug, and large commercial drug supply. They're staring down the prospect of life behind bars.

Featured Image Credit: AP/Finance Police Handout

Topics: Police, News, Drugs

Stewart Perrie
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