1 Of 3 Wise Men Stopped Near Airport With Meth

Story ByAna LacasaSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyCentral European News 

This image shows what appears to be a Christian religious figure with a crown resembling one of the Three Wise Men from the Nativity story that was stopped near an airport with methamphetamine.

After sniffer dogs detected the alleged illegal drugs, police officers reportedly seized two religious figurines filled with methamphetamine, otherwise known as crystal meth, as well as a box with 18 packets of cannabis near the international airport of the country’s central capital Mexico City.

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In a press statement, the local police said that sniffer dogs detected two wooden boxes that contained the figurines which weighed 31 and 18 kilogrammes (68 and 40 lbs) respectively and were filled with crystal meth.

This image shows one of the statues that was, according to a press statement from prosecutors, “a bearded Catholic saint wearing a coloured tunic and a crown”, resembling one of the Three Kings from the Nativity Story, while reports did not mention what the other religious figurine was.

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The local authorities also seized a wooden container with 18 packets of cannabis that weighed 15 kilogrammes (33 lbs), according to reports.

The illegal substances were first detected by specially trained sniffer dogs.

The police did not mention where the items came from or where they were being sent to.

It is also unclear whether anyone has been arrested so far.

The police investigation is ongoing. It is unclear if they are looking for a third religious statue.

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