Cocaine-Filled Condoms Sent To Vatican
Germany has intercepted a package headed for the Vatican containing 14 condoms filled with cocaine.
A ministry spokesman told AFP that a box packed with 340 grammes of cocaine valued at 40,000 euros ($55,200) was seized at the international airport in the eastern city of Leipzig in January.
The narcotics, posted from an unnamed South American country, were in liquid form and had been poured into the condoms and placed in the package addressed to the main postal centre at the Vatican.
“I can confirm the incident as reported” in the Bild am Sonntag newspaper, the spokesman said.
“But we cannot say anything more about the case,” he added, saying it was now in the hands of local prosecutors.