man died after drinking it, on this day. He was Maximo Menendez. The drink was
a Columbian drink called Pony Malta de Bavaria. It was consumed in Miami, Florida.
at the USA's FDA discovered that the drink had been laced with the liquid cocaine
by smugglers who intended to extract the substance from the drink to sell on in
a crystallized form.
drink was withdrawn from stores. 45 other similarly laced bottles were found.
men were charged for this offense in May 1994.
innovative ways to smuggle, attempted in the early 1990's, include:
1990: A Nigerian man swallowed cocaine in balloons. (One of the balloons burst
in his stomach so he needed an operation to save his life.)
man entering Puerto Rico had packages of cocaine implanted under the skin of his
found a shipment of yams had been hollowed out and filled with drugs.
1991 a number of dog carriers from Columbia were found to be made out of cocaine
in 1991, a cast iron oven from Turkey was found to have 700 kilos of hashish inside.