Smugglers Make Fake World Cup Out of Coke

Colombian police seize illegal replica after noticing peeling paint
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 4, 2010 3:50 PM CDT
A seized replica of a World Cup trophy, which according to Colombian authorities is made of cocaine, in Bogota, Friday July 2, 2010. The word behind it reads in Spanish "Cocaine."   (AP Photo/Colombian National Police)
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(Newser) – Colombian investigators didn't like the "bad condition" of the gold paint on what at first appeared to be a World Cup trophy, so they had it checked—and found that the trophy seized at the Bogota airport consisted of 24 pounds of cocaine. The real thing is solid gold and weighs just 13.6 pounds, notes CNN. In what may or may not be an omen for real World Cup semifinalist Spain, the fake trophy was bound for Madrid.

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