Man Caught Trying To Smuggle MDMA Tablets Into Festival Under His Foreskin
A man in Australia has been caught trying to smuggle MDMA tablets into a festival under his foreskin.
Benjamin De Luca, from Geelong, Victoria, was attempting to sneak one-and-a-half of the tablets into Listen Out festival in Melbourne last year when sniffer dogs picked up the scent from his crotch.
De Luca was charged and pleaded guilty to possessing drugs.
He was issued with a drug diversion notice but failed to attend the treatment programme. In court, he argued he was a full-time concreter and had tried to tell police he would not be able to attend.
Magistrate Bob Kumar fined the man $1,000 AUD (£535.86), but no conviction was recorded.
Of course, the illicit nature of the trade means police must always be prepared to find drugs where they might least expect them.
Last month, cops in New South Wales caught smugglers attempting to import AUD $300 million (£160m) worth of methylamphetamine from the US inside Sriracha bottles.
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NSW Police said in a joint statement with the Australian Border Force: "During a subsequent deconstruction it was found to contain 768 bottles of sriracha chilli sauce, with presumptive testing returning a positive indicator for methylamphetamine.
"A preliminary forensic analysis determined the bottles contained about 400kg of methylamphetamine, which has an estimated potential street value of more than $300 million."
Outside of the Land Down Under, a 65-year-old Colombian man travelling from Bogota to Barcelona was stopped by Spanish police when they noticed him looking nervous after his flight landed.
Upon questioning him, they noticed the hair piece he was wearing under his hat looked disproportionately big. On closer inspection, the police noticed that he had a package stuck to his head that contained around €30,000 (£27,000) of cocaine.
He had perched the toupee over the package and put it under his hat in an attempt to disguise the drugs.
The police posted the find on Twitter, complete with relevant emojis, of course.
A statement said: "There is no limit to the inventiveness of drug traffickers trying to mock controls."
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