Drugs

Carrots, Coke, and Kinder Eggs: Today's Weird Drug Smuggling News

Police have found cocaine in Kinder Eggs and weed in carrots.

by VICE Staff
Jan 14 2016, 4:50pm


No cocaine in this Kinder Surprise. Photo via Flickr user Ryo

In a discovery that could potentially revolutionize the Kinder Surprise toy game, police have found what they believe to be cocaine stuffed inside Kinder eggs at a London pub.

The eggs were found in garbage cans and on people who, the Evening Standard reports, were "acting suspiciously" as they were walking towards Jono's Pub in Kingsbury. Police say this isn't the first time class A felony Kinder eggs have been found on customers in the pub, which was subject to half a dozen police call-outs in the last year, for incidents including burglary, theft, and violent brawls. Police said the pub turned a "blind eye" to illegal activity and its license is now under review.


Photo via US Customs and Border Protection

In other drug news, more than a ton of marijuana was caught by American border patrol on Sunday, as drug smugglers attempted to hide 3,000 massive fake carrots stuffed with weed among real vegetables on a truck crossing the US-Mexico border.

Texas police say they found 2,493 pounds of skunk with a street value of over $449,000, after an imaging system flagged the truck as it crossed the Pharr-Reynosa Bridge along the Texas-Mexico border near the Gulf of Mexico.

Port Director Efrain Solis Jr. said: "Once again, drug smuggling organizations have demonstrated their creativity in attempting to smuggle large quantities of narcotics across the US/Mexico border."