Mexican Cocaine Hidden in Sharks
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jun 17, 2009 3:54 AM CDT
Frozen sharks found on a Mexican freighter had bellies full of cocaine, according to Mexican Navy officials.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – The Mexican Navy seized more than a ton of cocaine packed inside the bodies of frozen sharks on a freighter off the Yucatan coast headed for America, reports the BBC. The booty was pinpointed using dogs and x-ray machines, officials said. Drug fighters warned that powerful cartels are using increasingly innovative methods to disguise operations as they dodge a military crackdown to smuggle drugs into the US.