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I always say drug dealers are just intelligent people — who are misguided. A few cocaine bosses in Spain just proved me right once again after they smuggled cocaine from Colombia to Spain in the form of fake Manolo Blahniks. This worked for years.
According to the New York Post, the operation was run by a Colombian man and his wife, who molded paste-like cocaine into the shape of shoes “carefully sculpted to look like the high-heeled, luxury women’s footwear” and placed a Manolo Blahnik label on it. When the fake shoes arrived in Spain, several men would be in charge of returning the paste to its original white powder form and distributing the drugs.
The Telegraph said each coked-up heel had a street value of 50,000 euros a pair, or about $69,000. I don’t even know how people come up with these ideas but they certainly get points for creativity.
I wonder if the shoes were cute.
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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