Drug smugglers stashed more than a tonne of cocaine in the carcasses of frozen sharks. Mexican naval officers found slabs of cocaine inside more than 20 sharks aboard a freight ship.
X-ray machines and sniffer dogs helped to uncover the haul in the Gulf coast port of Progreso in Yucatan state. Mexican Navy Commander Eduardo Villa said: “We are talking about more than a tonne of cocaine that was inside the ship.
“Those in charge of the shipment said it was a conserving agent but after checks we confirmed it was cocaine.” Drug barons are coming up with increasingly creative ways of smuggling drugs bound for the US. Shipments of cocaine have also been discovered hidden inside sealed beer cans, religious statues and furniture.