Published On: Fri, Aug 14th, 2015

NYC drug bust: Olaf from ‘Frozen’ and Minions toys used to smuggle cocaine

Minion Despicable Me 2 photoThe NYPD’s special prosecutor for narcotics announced that it had arrested five people alleged to have been running a drug trafficking scheme that involved sending cocaine in packages disguised as children’s birthday gifts, some of which contained stuffed Minions and Olaf from Frozen dolls.

The packages, five of which were sent from Puerto Rico, contained two pounds of cocaine each, with a combined street value of $225,000.

The drugs were destined for an alleged dealer operating out of Harlem.

The packages all held special gift bags; the actual drugs were hidden in boxes covered in “Happy Birthday” wrapping paper. Most of the bags, the NYPD said in a press release, contained stuffed Olaf dolls, while a Minion was stuffed into one of the illicit parcels.

“Kilos of cocaine were disguised as children’s birthday gifts, and shipped alongside innocent looking Olaf dolls and other toys, in a failed attempt to conceal the sinister contents,” Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget G. Brennan said in a statement.

 Photo/Vectorportal via wikimedia commons

Photo/Vectorportal via wikimedia commons


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