On Thursday, police in Colombia intercepted a shipment of World Cup shirts that were soaked in cocaine and were underway to Groningen.
Translation by Traci White
RTV Noord reports that police officers in Bogota tested the shipment of 14 shirts in the colours of the Colombian team. They determined that the shirts had been soaked in five kilos of liquid cocaine, which reportedly has a street value of around 175,000 euros.
The police intercepted the shipment at the El Dorado airport, the main airport for the country, on Thursday. The counter narcotics team posted a video on their Twitter account of a positive drugs test on the shirts.
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It is not yet clear where the shirts were being shipped in Groningen. Using liquefied cocaine requires the recipient to use a special chemical process to convert the drug back into a useable form.