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  1. Beenthere2Hippie
    Synthetic drug traffickers in Amsterdam have been using large crocodiles to guard their money, according to a police report on Friday. The beasts were found when police conducted raids on six houses in Amsterdam and one in Almere.

    The raids netted several kilos of synthetic drugs, including €500,000 worth of crystal meth, €300,000 in cash, and several firearms. In total nine men and two women ranging in age from 25 to 55 were taken into custody.

    Most of the cash was in a room in one house guarded by the two crocodiles which would-be thieves would have to pass to get to the money. The owner of the crocodiles was following the law, a police spokesperson told Nu.nl and had the appropriate permits for the animals. The animals are not being moved and someone is periodically visiting to feed them, the Telegraaf says.

    Big in America While the use of exotic animals to guard drug money may seem like something from a Hollywood thriller, dangerous reptiles have become popular among drug dealers all across the US. In addition to using dangerous and exotic animals to guard drugs and money, raids in Mexico revealed that drug traffickers there had enormous private zoos full of lions, tigers, monkeys and parrots.

    The trend of drug lords owning collections of exotic animals began with Pablo Escobar during Colombia’s 1980s cocaine boom, professor Howard Campbell, a drug lifestyle expert, told Al-Jazeera. 1.15k Share 1 Share Share Tweet Share.

    Dutch News/Feb. 26, 2016
    Photo: frankzumbach.
    Newshawk Crew

    Author Bio

    BT2H is a retired news editor and writer from the NYC area who, for health reasons, retired to a southern US state early, and where BT2H continues to write and to post drug-related news to DF.


  1. Nosferatus
    It's amazing how, higher up the chain, dealers basically become supervillains, I bet he also had a death ray.
  2. TrappedVision
    That's just, AWESOME!
  3. Beenthere2Hippie
    I just thought the visual image the story raises in us each worth the post.

    Kind of humorous, considering it's still used by some of the more dramatic drug traffickers about.
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