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How traffickers use World Cup mania to help them smuggle cocaine

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The use of World Cup merchandise to smuggle cocaine around the world points to a longstanding relationship between drug trafficking and soccer, one of the world's most-loved sports.
Fourteen cocaine-soaked shirts styled like the Colombian national soccer team's uniform were seized by Colombian police at the international airport in the capital Bogotá on June 22. See the rest of the story at Business Insider NOW WATCH: The wives of high-level cocaine traffickers reveal how their husbands took down 'El Chapo' See Also: Argentine police busted the 'Narcos de la Copa'...
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Argentine police busted the 'Narcos de la Copa': smugglers hiding cocaine in fake World Cup trophies

Argentine police busted the 'Narcos de la Copa': smugglers hiding cocaine in fake World Cup trophies

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Some Argentines are taking advantage of World Cup fervor.
The security minister of Buenos Aires province said Friday that police have broken up an organization that trafficked marijuana and cocaine in fake World Cup trophies. See the rest of the story at Business Insider NOW WATCH: This one event in World Cup history perfectly encapsulates the mass corruption of FIFA See Also: 68.5 million forcibly displaced in 2017, setting the fifth straight record for most refugees created Here's what it's like in a Border Patrol facility where employees aren't allowed to touch...
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