Friday, April 04, 2003
The cocaine nativity.
A nativity scene made of pure cocaine worth one million pounds has been seized by Italian customs officials. [...]
The recipient, a 50-year-old man from Rome, claimed it was "a unique artwork from South America", according to police.
The manger and all the figures of the scene including an ox and a donkey were carved out of blocks of pure cocaine.
Unique is the word, all right. I'll bet the shavings and unused bits from the sculpturing were easily disposed off too...