Cocaine replica World Cup seized

Posted by - July 5, 2010 - Oddballs, World Cup

Who said modern players didn’t get a buzz from winning the World Cup?

A replica World Cup trophy made from 11 kilos of cocaine has been seized by police in Colombia.

The statue – engraved and painted gold to look like the real thing – was discovered during a security check at a mail warehouse at Bogota airport. The trophy was addressed to a property in the Spanish capital Madrid.

The cocaine had been mixed with gasoline to allow it to be moulded into shape. Anti-drug chief Colonel Jose Piedrahita said the 14in high replica contained 11kgs of cocaine.

At least now we know why Diego Maradona was so keen to get his hands on the trophy.