Smuggler Makes Dishes From Cocaine
42-piece set includes cups, plates, saucers, and 20kg of drugs
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 20, 2009 1:15 PM CDT
Spanish police pour cocaine out of beer cans that a 66-year-old Chilean man tried to smuggle into Barcelona airport Wednesday. The man also tried to smuggle drugs with a cast made of cocaine.   (AP Photo/Spanish Police, HO)
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(Newser) – Spanish police have seized a 42-piece crockery set—complete with cups, plates, bowls, you name it—that happens to be made entirely of cocaine, the Times of London reports. Police say a smuggler got nabbed trying to sneak the bogus dishware from Venezuela to Catalonia, by way of London. It's the latest trend in drug smuggling, apparently—using a compressed version of the drug to make stuff.