The stars at night are big and bright...

The stars at night are big and bright...
The stars at night are big and bright...

Friday, August 16, 2013

Now that's an okra recipe I haven't tried.


GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Authorities in Guyana say smugglers have found yet another way to smuggle cocaine out of the country.

The Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit says a man was caught trying to ship 16 kilograms of the drug to the U.S. in hollowed out okra pods. Unit director James Singh said Thursday it was the first time he's heard of someone trying this with okra, which is known as ochro in Guyana. Singh says on a one-to-ten scale he would give the smuggler a "four for innovation."

Smugglers in Guyana have attempted to use many products, including skin lotion, frozen fish and hot pepper sauce.

In this case, there was swift justice. Hadrick Cummings was caught at the airport Monday and pleaded guilty Wednesday. The 25-year-old was sentenced to five years in prison.

3 comments:

el chupacabra said...

Five years in a Guyana prison- is that worse than death!?

RPM said...

Papillon!

The Donald said...

Introducing the Fleetwood Mac special - now at Sweetie Pies...

Papillon? One of those movies I never saw, but feel like I did...since while on vacation in southern Europe in Summer '74, I had the Mad magazine issue (one of just a handful that I read as a kid) that featured their take on the movie.