Cocaine “accidentally” sent to UN headquarters
Bags containing 16 kilogram of cocaine that Mexican drug traffickers
recently lost has turned up in an unlikely place – the United Nations
in New York.
Two fake UN bags containing the drugs – which experts said had a
street value of about $US2 million ($1.9 million) – set off a security
alert when they were delivered, apparently by accident, to the global
The bags, which had the UN symbol printed on them, were shipped from
Mexico through the DHL delivery company’s centre in Cincinnati, Ohio,
deputy commissioner Paul Browne of the New York Police Department said.
But the bags had no address on them, nor any return to sender details.
“It is my understanding that because there was no addressee, the DHL
just thought, well, that’s the UN symbol so we should ship it on to UN
headquarters and let them figure out who it was supposed to go to,”
deputy commissioner Browne said.
January 27, 2012