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Mr Potato Head is Mr Ecstasy Head

Discussion in 'News & Events' started by Hails, Oct 4, 2007.

  1. Hails

    Hails Well-Known Member

    Click the link n ckeck the pic out lol, poor Mr Potato Head ;D http://www.theage.com.au/news/natio...mr-ecstasy-head/2007/10/04/1191091237131.html

    Mr Potato Head is Mr Ecstasy Head

    Daniel Sankey
    October 4, 2007 - 9:04AM

    An attempt to import ecstasy inside a smiling Mr Potato Head toy has been foiled by Customs officers at the Sydney International Mail Centre.

    Almost 300 grams of ecstasy was found when officers selected a parcel containing children's toys for examination.

    Upon opening the parcel, Customs officers were greeted with the smiling face of the popular children's toy.

    When a panel from Mr Potato Head's back was removed, a quantity of MDMA (ecstasy) tablets was found in a small taped bag concealed in the cavity space.

    The tablets weighed an estimated 293 grams.

    Customs Acting National Manager Cargo Operations North Karen Williams said the attempt to conceal the drugs was unusual.

    "Whilst this is one of the more unusual concealments that we have seen in recent times, people need to be aware that Customs officers are alert to unusual and often outlandish methods of concealment," Ms Williams said.

    "This find once again proves the strength of Customs risk assessment techniques and also highlights the effectiveness of Customs staff and our technology at our facilities throughout Australia."

    The matter was referred to the Australian Federal Police for investigation. Although no arrests were made the AFP disrupted the activities of the criminal syndicate responsible.

    The maximum penalty for importing drugs into Australia is life imprisonment.