BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - Fans worldwide have fashioned replicas
of the World Cup trophy out of everything from papier-mache to
But a lawbreaker in Colombia gets top prize for most original material: cocaine.
Airports anti-drug chief Col. Jose Piedrahita says that Colombian authorities found the unusual statue during a routine security check by anti-drug agents Friday in a mail warehouse at Bogota's international airport.
The 36-centimeter-high (14-inch-high) statue was inside a box
headed for Madrid, Spain.
The statue was painted gold with green stripes on the base.
Piedrahita said Saturday that laboratory tests confirmed the cup
was made of 11 kilos (24 pounds) of cocaine mixed with acetone or
gasoline to make it moldable.
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