OAKLAND, Calif. (KTVU) - 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.