Cocaine found in fairy-tale books shipped from Uruguay
BERLIN (AP) German customs authorities say they found 400 grams of cocaine hidden in two fairy-tale books posted from Uruguay.
The Frankfurt customs office said on Friday that the drugs were found when an X-ray scan of packets containing the two Spanish-language books showed “unusual shadows” on Sept. 26. Officers found white powder inside when they opened up the books.
The drugs had an estimated street value of about 30,000 euros, equivalent to $34,950.
The customs office says that 5,296 kilograms of drugs were seized at Frankfurt airport, Germany’s busiest, last year. The figure included 97 kilograms of cocaine.