Massive Amount of Weed, Cocaine, & Crack Seized in World Cup Trophy Replicas
Months before the FIFA World Cup was set to take place in Russia, there was a report football fans would be allowed to bring marijuana, cocaine, and even heroin inside the stadium, according to The Moscow Times.
“The Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union grants travelers the right to bring banned substances into the country with supporting medical documents written in the Russian language. According to the regulations, the list of drugs allowed into the Russian-led bloc includes cocaine, cannabis and heroin.
Russia’s 2018 World Cup Organizing Committee told the pro-Kremlin Izvestia newspaper that law enforcement officers on duty at World Cup stadiums will be tasked with verifying the authenticity of drug prescriptions.
“Security officers will monitor the enforcement of rules for carrying prescription drugs to stadium grounds at checkpoints,” the organizing committee said Tuesday.
Izvestia cites Russia’s Federal Customs Service as saying that football fans carrying the drugs will have to fill out a customs declaration.”
Well, a few argentines wanted to take full advantage of the experience, but many took it a bit too far after the security minister of Buenos Aires province said Friday that police broke up an organization that trafficked marijuana and cocaine in fake World Cup trophies.
The so-called “Narcos de la Copa” tried to take full advantage of the soccer tournament to move the drug without raising suspicions.
“These merchants of death have endless ingenuity, but don’t be fooled. They shouldn’t be admired. On the contrary… they are now in jail,” said minister Cristian Ritondo, according to a statement.
Officials said 20 kilos of marijuana, 10 kilos of cocaine, 1,800 doses of crack-cocaine known as “paco,” and 400,000 Argentine pesos ($14,819) were seized.
Four men and two women were arrested as a result.