Mexicans are so darn inventive when it comes to smuggling. They have stuck a girl in a pinata
, crammed a woman into a dashboard and encased a man
in a car seat. Is there anything they won`t do to smuggle people and drugs into America?
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.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]
The occasion is a perfect time for an update of the popular song, Plastic Jesus
.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.
(Here`s Paul Newman`s low-key version
of Plastic Jesus in Cool Hand Luke.