Last year your Chocolate Priestess reported on several crimes connected to chocolate where chocolate either was target of the crime (someone stealing chocolate) or used to help commit a crime (selling candy to get into a house to rob it). Today I want to highlight another such misuse of our Sacred Substance.
This case, a man accused of using chocolate to smuggle in cocaine to the USA is reminiscent of the case we saw last year of a woman caught smuggling drugs into Australia using truffles as her cover. This time it was both chocolate candies and nuts that were being used.
How did the airport security discover it? Not drug sniffing dogs as in the Australian case but simply using their common sense to determine the weight was off and then opening some up. Yeah, the inside of your Ferrero Rocher should not be a white powder.
Now this man is going to go to prison because he was trying to bring in an illegal drug hidden inside a legal one. Look at the pictures in the news article from CNN. It looks like he may have hidden it inside a chocolate shell, going further than our truffle smuggler did last summer.
So tell me what you think about this use of chocolate to cover up illegal drug smuggling, Sisters and Brothers? Good idea? Bad idea? Or simply silly people not realizing the wonderful high they could all ready get from Chocolate?
Sisters and Brothers, may you, too, take the time to slowly appreciate what the Divine and human ingenuity have offered you in chocolate.