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Cocaine smugglers used dead insects to hide illicit drugs

Unusual packaging revealed

Tags: Excerpts from the Windmill

THE HAGUE - Dutch customs officials have discovered dead insects stuffed with cocaine shipped in a postal package from Peru.

Scanners had shown an anomalous picture. This lead customs agents to take a closer look at the package, which turned out to contain over 100 dead insects. The large insects each had an opening in the back into which the drugs had been inserted.

Customs agents intercepted a total of 300 grams of cocaine in the bugs. The package had been intercepted in July. The agents said they had never before come across such a smuggling method.