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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 01:59 AM
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Drug smuggler with busted leg is busted for cocaine cast
A 66-year-old Chilean man with a broken leg was arrested for trying to smuggle 11 pounds of cocaine into Spain including a cast made from the drug.

Spanish police think the man's shin may have been broken intentionally so he could move through airport security undetected. He was sent to a clinic for an operation to fix the "open fracture."

His 2-pound coke cast was detected when police sprayed it with a chemical that turns blue when cocaine is present. Police said it was the first time they had seen a cast made entirely of compressed cocaine ...

http://blogs.usatoday.com/ondeadline/2009/03/drug-smugg...
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 05:16 AM
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1. What a price to pay. The cops believe he had it broken deliberately to set up this charade.
His leg inside was clearly in bad shape.

Unbelievable!
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