Munich, Germany –
In one of the newest trends of smuggling cocaine across international borders, smugglers have resorted to soaking fabrics in liquid cocaine solutions. The fabrics are then dried and carried inconspicuously across the border, where chemical treatments can recover the drug back to it’s usable state.
Pictured: Three cocaine-soaked tablecloths intercepted from South America at the Munich Airport on June 3rd, 2009
In this particular instance, three tableclothes travelling from South America got the attention of border authorities in Munich because of the unusually heavy weight (five kilogram) of the items.
A rapid drug test kit used on the tableclothes gave a positive result for cocaine.
Only a couple of weeks ago on May 26, a substantial amount of cocaine was discovered by customs workers in suspiciously heavy hammocks at the same airport. Some of the previous vessels commonly used for smuggling cocaine and other drugs include hollowed out tombstones, statues, and other concrete items.