Colombians make World Cup trophy out of cocaine

Ryan Bailey
July 3, 2010

Not pictured: A woman painting a World Cup trophy made of cocaine

In Colombia, most things are made out of drugs. Buses, television sets, hamsters — you name it, they're actually constructed entirely from cocaine. So it will be no surprise to learn that one crafty Colombian has produced a replica World Cup trophy using the powdery substance of which his nation is the world's leading producer. Says AP via Yahoo! Sports:

The 36-centimeter-high (14-inch-high) statue was inside a box headed for Madrid, Spain. The statue was painted gold with green stripes on the base.

[Airports anti-drug chief Col. Jose] Piedrahita said Saturday that laboratory tests confirmed the cup was made of 11 kilos (24 pounds) of cocaine mixed with acetone or gasoline to make it moldable.

The naughty statue was discovered by an anti-drugs agent at Bogota international airport. Rumors that the statue was in a box addressed to a "D. Maradona" are unfounded, and mostly made up by me.

Image: Reuters