THE WORLD'S LEAST SUBTLE DRUG SMUGGLER
IT might be named a Renault Espace.
But a drug trafficker clearly took the meaning one step too far when he crammed his boot with 700lbs of the drug khat.
Traffic police pulled the driver over after his hatchback was spotted going too slow on a motorway and discovered the huge drugs hoard.
The car was weighed down by sacks of the drug, which releases a powerful cocaine-like stimulant when chewed.
Now police in Osten, Germany, are quizzing a 46-year-old Dutchman over the haul and trafficking charges.
"He wouldn't have been stopped except he was going so slowly and being so careful how he drove that he immediately aroused suspicion," one officer told the Austrian Times.
Thursday 18th March 2010
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