January 27, 2012
UNITED NATIONS — A 16 kilo (35.5 pounds) consignment of cocaine that Mexican drug traffickers recently lost has turned up in an unlikely place — the United Nations in New York.
Police and UN officials Thursday described how two fake UN bags containing the drugs — which experts said had a street value of about $2 million — set off a security alert when they were delivered, apparently by accident, to the the global body’s headquarters.
The bags, which had the UN symbol printed on them, were shipped from Mexico through the DHL delivery company’s center in Cincinnati, Ohio, Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne of the New York Police Department told AFP.
But the bags had no address on them, nor any return to sender details.