Drug Smuggling Scientists are Always Ahead of the Game

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The harder we try to stop people from sneaking drugs into the country, the better they get at doing it:

It turns out the woman was allegedly smuggling cocaine - but not inside her luggage. Instead, the suitcases themselves turned out to be made of the drug.

Detectives discovered smugglers had figured out a way to combine the coke with resin and glue fibre to form a useable set of suitcases. They were then packed as normal and the suspect allegedly attempted to get them onboard a departing flight.

A chemical process could be used to separate the drug from the other contents, if it had ever reached its final destination.

But sharp eyed security prevented that from happening and the 26-year-old Argentinean has been taken into custody after literally getting caught holding the bag. [CityNews]

Well, that'll teach those crooks to scientifically engineer super-smuggling technology. So much for that brilliant idea. Oh, wait. What if there are other suitcases?

Seriously, think about where we're headed here. If they can make anything out of cocaine, then we're rapidly approaching a point when every traveler is a cocaine suspect and every item, no matter how mundane, will have to be swabbed and inspected. The whole thing will be massively inconvenient for everyone, except the rich and powerful drug lords who thoroughly enjoy all of this.
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it's those submarines smugglers are building that are scary

They can just as easily be used by terrorists. A lot of low tech submarine building expertise is building up south of our border, for sale to the highest bidder.

Old news

Wasn't this in a Cheech and Chong movie? It's old news.

suitcases

The next time someone say's "pack your bags" always give them a second look. It does sound like something from a Cheech and Chong movie, but I believe that was a truck.

suitcases

It was a truck made of cannabis. How the hell do they recover the cocaine without contaminants?

I'm pro-choice on EVERYTHING!

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