Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The Economic Downturn Hasn't Affected This Guy.

A Spanish customs agent declined a 70,000 euro bribe, turning in the drug smugglers instead:

Spanish police discovered the ring’s existence when its members tried to bribe a customs agent by offering him about 10,000 euros ($14,000) for each kilogram of cocaine they could smuggle into Spain with his cooperation.

After 10 months of investigation, law enforcement agents were able to arrest 13 people and seize 7 kilos of coke, 12,000 euros ($17,000) in cash, a starter’s pistol and jewelry valued at 85,000 euros ($119,000) which they obtained from several clients as payment for the drugs.

As long as European officials are this scrupulous, smuggling drugs through their airports will remain a challenge. How long their scruples will last in the current economy is another question.

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