Cocaine-soaked Colombian soccer jerseys intercepted

- Authorities say drug traffickers are using the World Cup to further their criminal enterprise.

Police seized a pile of cocaine-laced replica Colombia soccer jerseys at the airport in Bogota, Colombia.

Investigators say the shirts, which were headed to Spain, were lined with a substance. The shirts were treated and it was determined that they were saturated with cocaine.  

There was a total of 5 kilos (11-pounds) of cocaine on the jerseys.

Authorities say in different parts of Europe it has a street value of more than half a million dollars.

This discovery comes after police in Argentina uncovered an operation in which drug cartels tried to smuggle marijuana and cocaine in replica World Cup trophies.
 

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