Feds Bust Ring that Hid Cocaine in Legos
Drugs packaged with toys in Puerto Rico, mailed to New York
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 24, 2008 11:49 AM CDT
This undated photo released by the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor for the City of New York, shows an example of the cocaine and the toys that concealed it.    (AP Photo/Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor for the City of New York, HO)
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(Newser) – Federal agents announced the arrest yesterday of a pack of Bronx drug dealers accused of smuggling cocaine into New York with the help of the world’s smallest traffickers: Lego men. Agents say the cocaine was sent from Puerto Rico through normal US mail, ingeniously hidden within buckets of the plastic blocks. Or maybe not-so-ingeniously, since investigators tracked the shipments for 5 months, and eventually nabbed eight suspects.