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Queso mistaken identity: Cordoba police find cocaine stashed in cheese

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Queso mistaken identity: Cordoba police find cocaine stashed in cheese
A kilo of cocaine was hidden inside the cheese. Photo: Policia Nacional
12:17 CET+01:00
Police in Cordoba arrested a man caught walking down the street with a stash of cocaine hidden inside a large cheese.

The 35-year-old was stopped after police observed him “behaving suspiciously” when he a police patrol car in the street.

He was clutching what appeared to be a wheel of cheese wrapped in cellophane but when officers sliced into it they discovered the inside of the queso was packed with almost a kilo of cocaine.

Drug traffickers have become ever more inventive in transporting cocaine, which shipments discovered disguised as shoes, wooden furniture and even plaster casts used on a mule's fake broken leg.

In a statement the police said it was the first time that they had seen cocaine hidden inside a cheese.

Well, they do say that cheese is addictive. 

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