Melbourne: Football fever sure has gripped the entire world and even smugglers have not been left untouched - a lawbreaker in Colombia sculpted a FIFA World Cup trophy out of cocaine.
According to airports anti-drug chief Colonel Jose Piedrahita, Colombian authorities found the unusual statue during a routine security check by anti-drug agents on Friday in a mail warehouse at Bogotá’s international airport, reports The Courier Mail.
A box, headed for Madrid, Spain, contained the 36cm-high statue. The trophy was painted gold with green stripes on the base.
Piedrahita said lab tests confirmed the cup was made of 11 kilos of cocaine mixed with acetone or petrol to make it mouldable.