Argentine Authorities seize fake World Cup trophies containing Weed and Cocaine (Photos/Video)
Argentine Authorities have arrested four men and two women after they were caught with marijuana and cocaine inside fake World Cup trophies.
According to The Sun, Authorities carried out a raid on Friday in Isidor Casanova in La Matanza Partido, Greater Buenos Aires, where they discovered 20kilos of marijuana, 10 kilos of cocaine, 1,800 doses of crack-cocaine hidden within the replicas. The Officers also seized two firearms, a couple of vehicles, and 400,000 Argentine pesos $14,819 during the raid.
The authorities said the alleged drug trafficking ring named “Narcos de la Copa” attempted to cash in on the 2018 World Cup by taking advantage of the global merchandising boom to move the drug outside the country without raising suspicions.
In a statement by Buenos Aires Security Minister Cristian Ritondo, he confirmed the suspects have been jailed.
“These merchants of death have endless ingenuity, but don’t be fooled. They shouldn’t be admired. On the contrary . . . they are now in jail,”