Police find cocaine, pot hidden in replica World Cup trophies

June 25 (UPI) — Authorities in Argentina announced they seized marijuana, cocaine, crack cocaine and cash being smuggled inside replica World Cup trophies.

Buenos Aires Security Minister Cristian Ritondo tweeted photos showing the souvenir replicas of the Jules Rimet trophies that the so-called “Narcos de la Copa” were allegedly using to attempt to ship 44 pounds of marijuana, 22 pounds of cocaine, 1,800 doses of crack-cocaine and more than $14,000 cash.

Police said four men and two women were arrested Friday as part of the operation.

Investigators said they also seized two firearms and two vehicles.

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