Traffickers in Columbia nearly pulled off an unorthodox scheme when they attempted to transport cocaine disguised as potatoes in a shipment destined for Spain.
But the shipment, from a port city called Cartenga, garnered unwanted attention from the Ministry of National Defense of Columbia because the packaging didn’t have any expiration dates listed. Columbian Law enforcement officials swooped in shortly thereafter and uncovered a box that contained ready-to-fry yellow potatoes full of cocaine. In a move that the cops deemed as “one of the most innovative tricks to drug trafficking in years,” traffickers used hydraulic presses to shape the drugs before preparing them to be shipped. Needless to say, the plan fell short and law enforcement ended up finding 1,300kg of cocaine.