36 Pounds of Cocaine Seized at UN

Spokesman believes it was accident by traffickers
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jan 26, 2012 11:27 PM CST
Updated Jan 27, 2012 12:02 AM CST
The bag of cocaine turned up in the UN mailroom stamped with a poor copy of the UN logo.   (?stevecadman)

(Newser) – A bag containing 36 pounds of cocaine has been seized in the mailroom of the UN's Manhattan headquarters. There was no name or address on the bag sent from Mexico City through Cincinnati, but it was stamped with a poor copy of a UN logo, which set off a security alert, reports the BBC. The shipment may have been delivered there by accident, according to a UN spokesman, who said he believes it was the "work of narcotics traffickers who were trying to ship something into the US and their plan must have gone wrong." (Read more United Nations stories.)

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