A drug trafficking gang shipped a truck kitted up like an off-road racer to the Dakar Rally, transporting 1,800 lb. of cocaine, 15,000 ecstasy tablets and 4.5 kilos of hashish from Argentina to Ibiza.
According to a police statement, the goal of the clever drug gang was to get drugs transported from South America to Spain and then to Ibiza without raising any suspicion.
"The vehicle had been totally transformed to adapt it to its supposed participation in the competition as a support truck, with publicity and logos of the event painted on its side."
They even had Dakar-spec uniforms made up for the drivers and raced the truck and the drugs out during one of the stages.
It almost worked, but police in Bilbao, Spain and inspected the car and found the gigantic stash. Perhaps listing "Francisco's Cartel" as a sponsor was a bit short-sighted.
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