Police Find $2 Million of Meth Hidden in Disney Figurines

Disney characters Mickey and Mini mouse pose in front of the Sleeping Beauty Castle to mark the 25th anniversary of Disneyland - originally Euro Disney Resort - on March 16, 2017 in Marne-La-Vallee, east of the French capital Paris. The 25th anniversary celebrations will begin on March 26, 2017 with …

Police in Georgia intercepted a shipment of Disney figurines that contained 500 pounds of methamphetamine worth an estimated $2 million.

Authorities intercepted the shipment, which originated from Mexico, and found a mixture of figurines; some legitimate ones, but many others made of wax with the drugs hidden inside, WGCL reported.

Investigators say that the legitimate figures were meant to cover for the ones hiding the drugs.

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Agent Robert Murphy told media that the shipment was headed for Atlanta and was part of several shipments. A previous shipment, filled entirely with legitimate figurines, likely acted as a decoy, Murphy said.

“This is a family-based theme, a Disney theme, but there’s nothing good about what this would do to any family if this hit the street,” Murphy said.

It was not clear if the DEA planned any arrests in connection with the case.

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