A man and woman came up with an ingenious way to smuggle two pounds of cocaine. They shaped it into a rectangle, dusted it with coffee grounds to make it look like the chocolate swirls of a marble cake and fit it perfectly into marble cake packaging. Delicious! The coffee grounds were not just for looks but also to throw off any drug-sniffing dogs. An anonymous tipster alerted police who caught up with the couple on I-295 in Maine. Chelsey Cochran, 33, of Maine, and John Cedeno, 25, of New York were both arrested in connection with smuggling $200,000 of cocaine.
Fishermen off the coast of Algeria spotted suspicious black bags bobbing in the ocean and called the coast guard to reel them in. Turns out, the catch of the day was a half ton of cocaine—1,080 pounds (490 kilograms.) Depending on the purity of the cocaine, it could have a street value of $40 million.… READ THE REST
Authorities at New York City's JFK Airport nabbed Kevin Andre Mckenzie, 36, for attempting to smuggle nearly three-dozen finches jammed into hair rollers from Guyana to New York City for birdsong competitions. According to NBC New York, "McKenzie told Customs agents that he was paid $500 to bring the birds to the U.S. and that… READ THE REST
Authorities intercepted a trailer at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge carrying fresh cucumber pickles. Apparently their "non-intrusive imaging system" clued them in that the pickle bags contained 217 pounds of methamphetamine worth approximately $4,343,000. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection authorities referred to them as "funky pickles" which would be an excellent name for an actual… READ THE REST
No matter how good your vision may be, the naked eye sure misses a lot. Like if you ever look up close at a Van Gogh painting — all those brush strokes and swirls are the magic behind any of the artist's masterpieces. And the same goes with other things in life, whether it be… READ THE REST
For anyone looking to establish an online brand, finding and reaching out to your target audience directly can be a daunting task. After all, how do you know which keywords or topics will reach directly to them? If you don't have a degree in marketing, it can be near impossible to figure out on your… READ THE REST
Tossing back a few with friends is tough enough as you get older. But if you're trying to lead a health-conscious lifestyle while still enjoying an alcoholic beverage or two…well, that can be a narrow tightrope to walk. The reality is that as you age, less & less alcohol makes you feel worse & worse… READ THE REST