Friday, May 18, 2007

Using DHL to Smuggle Heroin

This doesn't sound like the most sensible thing anyone's ever tried:

Tajik police have arrested a woman for trying to smuggle heroin in a refrigerator through express delivery firm DHL, the interior ministry said Friday.

The DHL office in the Tajik capital Dushanbe grew suspicious after noticing that its transportation cost to Moscow exceeded the actual cost of the fridge by several times. It then called the police, said the interior ministry.

"We have arrested a 26-year-old woman who tried to send via DHL a refrigerator with a total of 17.4 kg of heroin hidden in its inner cover plate," said Interior Ministry spokesman Khudoinazar Asozoda.

Surely everyone knows that to do this properly, you need to have your own courier company, as we did?

Actually, true story on our part, but with rather a lot of caveats (medicinal, going to someone dying of bone cacer....)

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