Their country may not have made the World Cup, but that didn’t stop a group of enterprising group of Colombian drug dealers from trying to smuggle a replica model of the World Cup trophy through the Bogata airport.
A replica of soccer’s most famous statue was found over the weekend during a routine check of a mail warehouse at Bogota’s airport. It was inside a package bound for Madrid, insulated with World Cup jerseys from the four teams still competing in the tournament’s semi-finals, police said. Details were reported by Colombian newspapers and picked up by international media.
The fake statue measures 14-inches tall, the same size and with the same engravings as the original. Colombia’s anti-drug chief, Col. Jose Piedrahita, told reporters it was likely made by mixing 11 kilos (24 pounds) of cocaine with a molding agent like gasoline, and then painted gold.
As stands now, someone’s World Cup party just became a lot less grandiose as they’ll have to do coke lines like regular people. Having been sucked into TLC’s Cake Boss over the summer, I’d love to see a rouge version called Coke Boss where million dollar playboys travel through the Colombian jungles to get elaborate cocaine statues made.