• Apr 15, 2010
Smugglers are, by nature, a crafty bunch. Slaves to the market forces of supply and demand, drug runners risk liberty and limb to pedal their life-ruining wares around the world. Doing so requires a healthy helping of creativity, so it should come as no surprise that an Ibiza-based drug ring tried to use a fake Paris-Dakar support truck to move vast sums of drugs from Argentina to the Spanish port of Bilbao.

The intrepid smugglers bought a truck, gave it a race livery and a crew, complete with matching uniforms, and shipped the whole thing to a farm that was situated close to the Paris-Dakar course. Here's where it gets fun. They then proceeded to pack hidden compartments with 814 kilos of cocaine, 15,000 ecstasy tablets, 4.5 kilos of hashish and $64,000 in cold hard cash. Evidently that wasn't enough to bribe the authorities when the whole thing returned to Bilbao, though, as the operation got pinched by the man.

A total of seven people have been detained in connection with the attempted smuggling plot, and if authorities can get any of the charges to stick, you can bet they won't be seeing daylight for a long, long time.

[Source: FoxSports - sub. req. | Image: Martin Bernetti/AFP/Getty]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      "liberty and limb to pedal their life-ruining wares around the world." Should be PEDDLE. Does anybody proofread anymore?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Maybe they used "pedal" as a pun? Good catch though...
        • 4 Years Ago
        oh how about this... Does anybody INFER anymore!?!....

        Seriously man this is a automobile blog not a grammar blog... It's not exactly the New York Times either and the fact that your main focus of the article was to point out the grammar issues in the copy clearly suggests that you are in no way interested in the content itself which begs the question of why are you even here and not teaching some english class somewhere?

        Now, to make a comment that pertains to the actual article:

        Not exactly the best way to fly under the radar... Makes you wonder what's next lol
      • 4 Years Ago
      Druggies are idiots. All that and they still got pinched.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @avinash

        I think you have social issues. Get your own mind and stop following the crowd.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Simple Car = Mnmlist
        Same crap he's been peddling in the past.

        Don't understand people who get kicks out of being annoying on purpose.
        • 4 Years Ago
        He's getting the thumbs-up and you're getting the down. So...
        • 4 Years Ago
        @avinash

        I think you have social issues. Get your own mind and stop following the crowd.

        Following the crowd? I was just pointing out that your obsession with touchscreens and such stuff seems to be indicating that you might have psychological issues. I think others here will agree.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Why don't guerrilla armies dress up in grey shirts and beige shorts instead of all that camo? Now they won't get caught or killed at all!
        • 4 Years Ago
        I think you have psychological issues.
        • 4 Years Ago
        How would one go about transporting well over 2000 lbs of anything in a "simple car"?
      • 4 Years Ago
      "life-ruining wares"

      So Autoblog is a mouthpiece of "the man" now. That sucks.
      • 4 Years Ago
      They should've used an Audi RS6 instead!

      ... oh wait, that didn't work either.
      • 4 Years Ago
      "...vast sums of drugs..." How does one count them?
      • 4 Years Ago
      The only thing that could have made this story better is if they were busted by the A-Team.

      On a side note, those support trucks are fully badassed! I think I need to get one to take the kids to practice and the mall.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Or the A+ Team lol
      • 4 Years Ago
      Holy white lines, Batman!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Cocaine is a helluva drug. Gotta give props for ingenuity though, however nefarious the incentive.
        • 4 Years Ago
        +1

        gotta love Rick James.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Peddle, not pedal.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This would explain why my delivery was late ... I mean ...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Now that's ridin' dirty!
      • 4 Years Ago
      With that big thing the real question is why did they stop....lol


      I'm sure it can go place police cars cant lol
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