Aussie Teen Accused Of Transporting Drugs While Riding A Motorised Esky
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A teenager was caught by Victorian Police for allegedly using a motorised esky to cart around marijuana through Melbourne's western suburbs.
The Herald Sun reports that over the weekend, the 17-year-old was carrying drugs through a mini esky that bore the sign, ‘slippery when wet' attached to a motorised scooter around Lyrebird Drive at Carrum Downs.
After several complaints, a police helicopter helped police track down the boy and his ‘mobile marijuana unit’, which was also carrying bongs and electric scales, according to Nine News.
The esky has since been removed off the streets, and authorities are interviewing the teen.
However, the mode of transport has been dubbed as 'deals on wheels' with many amused with the petty crime.
One person wrote via Facebook: “One more mobile dealer gone. Thanks to the pesky, esky squad.”
Another commented: “Pablo Eskybruh.”
A third person said: “Why am I laughing so hard. Gotta give credit where credits due. Never would have known.”
While others applauded the minor for his savvy business skills, as one person said: “What a little entrepreneur - can’t deny it’s a good little set up.”
Another expressed: “Oh That's how you do it, pre-licence.”
While another commented: “Overseas with the correct licensing, they call this a business.”
The esky of devil’s oregano comes a week after a man was charged for carrying 24kg (846 ounces or 53 pounds) at Melbourne Airport earlier this month.
The 76-year-old Canadian man flew in from Los Angeles to Melbourne when he was found with AUD $22.3 million (USD $18,099,510 or £14,796,852) worth of crystal meth stashed in seven shoe boxes, according to the Australian Federal Police website.
Shortly after discovering the drugs, the police seized them, and the man was charged with importing a commercial quantity of a border-controlled drug.
AFP Detective Inspector Chris Salmon said of the arrest: “It is rare that one individual can organise the purchase, importation and distribution of such a large quantity of illicit drugs; there is often an organised criminal syndicate operating behind such drug importation.
"The AFP works tirelessly with its partners at the border to ensure these dangerous substances don’t reach our communities; in this instance, about 240,000 street deals were prevented.”
The Canadian native is set to appear in court on September 1.