Of course not—they're Mexicans! Crime (organized and otherwise) is powerful in Mexico. When the government battles the drug cartels, the government loses.
The latest colorful border seizure is a statue of Jesus made out of cocaine...
Drug traffickers mixed as much as six pounds of the illicit white powder into a paste and used it to make a regal statue of the Christian savior, complete with painted-on flowing hair and a gold cape.The occasion is a perfect time for an update of the popular song, Plastic Jesus.
Smugglers were likely hoping the statue, which could be worth as much as $30,000 on the streets, would be dismissed by border guards as just another of the hundreds of plaster representations hawked to borderland tourists.
But a dog trained to sniff out drugs confirmed it was anything but another religious memento. [Drug dealer's wait for Jesus denied by federal agents, Houston Chronicle, May 29, 2008]
I don't care if it rains or freezes, 'Long as I got my Cocaine Jesus Riding in the trunk space of my car. Across the border into Texas I'll be buying a brand new Lexus. With my Cocaine Jesus I'll go far.