Cocaine Bricks

Via the BBC:  Colombian police seize cocaine stashed in bricks

Officers said the drugs would have been worth $1.7m (£1.1m) if sold on the streets of the United States.

The cocaine was found stashed inside the cargo in the Colombian port city of Cartagena.

Police are investigating the construction firm behind the shipment, which they suspect was set up solely for the purpose of smuggling drugs.

Indeed, one suspects that cocaine smuggling is more lucrative than construction.

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Steven L. Taylor is Professor of Political Science and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Troy University. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter

Comments

  1. OzarkHillbilly says:

    I can tell you right now, there are a whole lot of very disappointed bricklayers in America today.

  2. Rusty Shackleford says:

    Indeed, one suspects that cocaine smuggling is more lucrative than construction.

    Only because of Obama’s worldwide tax increases on business.

  3. Tom Meloth says:

    Think about how quickly the construction would go though…

  4. Jenos Idanian #13 says:

    The third little piggy made his house out of cocaine bricks. And when the wolf came, he huffed and he puffed… and died of a massive OD.