The Tijuana Ministry of Public Security have released some shocking pictures showing a surfboard that was being used in the attempted smuggling operation of $100000 of crystal meth. The board had been hollowed out and packed with 22 tubs of the drug and had been fitted with a battery powered motor, which had failed after water had seeped into the workings
The motorised surfboard, originally destined for the United States, was found washed up on the shore by beachgoers, who reported it to the authorities in Mexico. On investigation it was found that the unusual submarine surfboard was carrying 20 pounds of crystal meth, and although the smugglers had tried to seal everything with plastic, water had still managed to penetrate their fibreglass Trojan seahorse.
Crystal Methamphetamine is highly addictive, with many people addicted from their first time of using it and once the user is hooked, it is one of the hardest drug addictions to break. The Internet is awash with images of before and after pictures of users, many of who end up a gaunt, zombie looking version of their former selves. This is a major seizure for Mexican Police and it is clear to see why they are delighted with the find and have released the attached images of the drug laden surfboard.
It does make you wonder if this was the first time the smugglers have tried this transporting method or how many other meth packed surfboards have made it to the USA?