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Guy Crushed to Death by His Own Marijuana

Drug smuggler had half a ton in his backseat, crashed car
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 4, 2013 8:10 AM CDT
Updated Oct 6, 2013 10:44 AM CDT
Guy Crushed to Death by His Own Marijuana
In this June 21, 2013 file photo, yellow police crime tape stretches across packages of seized narcotics at a drug burning operation on the outskirts of Panama City.   (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco, File)

(Newser) – Very important lesson for drug traffickers: Do not store your half-ton of weed in the backseat of your car. A Brazilian drug smuggler did just that, police say, and the man was killed when he crashed into a tree while being chased by police ... because the 1,100 pounds of weed came barreling forward and crushed him against the steering wheel. (The Daily Mail has the crazy pictures.)

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Federal police started the chase when the man didn't stop at a road block, Jalopnik reports, citing local media. The chase went on for three miles before the as-yet-unidentified man lost control of his car; he was killed instantly. (Click for this week's craziest crimes, including another marijuana-related one.)

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