100 Kilos of Cocaine seized in Spain replaced with talcum powder

By Beeker · Jul 19, 2008 · ·
  1. Beeker
    [h1]Drugs seized in Spain replaced with talcum powder [/h1]
    Fri Jul 18, 9:14 AM ET

    MADRID (AFP) - Police in the southern Spanish city of Seville have been left red-faced after more than 100 kilos of drugs were stolen from police headquarters and replaced with talcum powder, a spokesman said Friday.

    The missing drugs, amounting to 95 percent of the cocaine seized in police operations, would be worth about five million euros (7.9 million dollars) on the black market, the secretary general of the police union, Manuel Espino, told AFP.

    All the signs are that the thief or thieves who took the drugs were regular visitors, and might even be police officers themselves.

    There was no sign of the door having been forced so the thief entered "with one of the existing keys or a copy of the key," Espino said.

    According to the newspaper El Pais, the keys were usually kept by the head of Seville's organised crime unit, although he sometimes handed them over to other officers.

    Contacted by AFP, Seville police would only confirm that narcotics stored at the police station had "gone missing" and that the internal affairs department had begun an inquiry.

    The theft was discovered when police were preparing to destroy the stored drugs.

    "We always carry out a final analysis of seized substances before they are destroyed," said Espino. "This revealed that the substance was not drugs but a harmless material resembling the drug, like talcum powder."

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  1. PingoTango
    :laugh: Talcum powder. Classic
  2. Purest
    Whoever thought it, a dirty cop or two...

    To be frank, provided they don't get caught out, that'd be a nice little suppliment to their income. Plus, they always say there are perks to being in the force, maybe thats one of them...
  3. MotherSuperior
    SWIM highly approve's:) The perfect crime...

    If SWIM ever got into crime(not that the Police dont already regard SWIM's drug adventures illegal) than this would be the way to go.

    Heh breaking into the seized property room at the local Police Station/Customs and Exercise warehouse and liberating all those poor drugs that will never forfill there true destiny would complete SWIMS lifes work.

    Hehehe this post made SWIM's day.
  4. Alternative_Realities
    In terms of lowest difficulty, this is the perfect crime for police officers. :) No one will ever find out who was in that room, as there aren't security cameras in those portions of police stations, and the thieves would retire from the force and live happily ever after. :D
  5. Heretic.Ape.
    they must have been inspired by the movie Bad Boys, lol.
  6. Matt The Funk
    That's really amazing hahahah.
  7. fnord
    Thats fucked! Id be so pissed if the cops aresting me not only got the fame of a huge bust but also one of there homboys was XXmillion $$'s richer!

    Anybody else see a problem with those who are supposed to be enforcing the law out breaking laws? Im not trying to set a double standered, unlike the police grandmas job isnt to follow the laws.

    If you pay someone to babysit your kid and come home later to find out your babysitter is piss drunk puking up the box of corricidian she found in your medicine cabinet while your little kids upstairs eating a tub of frosting covered in suger youd be understandable pissed!

    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes??
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