A carefully-prepared drug smuggling outfit almost pulled off quite a heist when they posed as a Dakar off-road racing support truck that was actually transporting a ton of cocaine, around 15,000 ecstacy tablets, and about 4.5 kilos of hashish.

The elaborate plan even involved using a support truck that came with sponsor logos and Dakar-spec uniforms for the drivers. "The vehicle had been totally transformed to adapt it to its supposed participation in the competition as a support truck, with publicity and logos of the event painted on its side," a police statement said.

"The drug trafficking ring even provided the vehicle with all the necessary technical and logistical material, including the official uniform of the competition."

If it wasn’t for a routine inspection done by the local police in Bilbao, Spain, the drug traffickers would have probably pulled the drug smuggling off in a rather unorthodox way. Now, if only they used that sort of intelligence to do something productive and legal, they would be all set.

Note: The photo used in this article is not the truck that was seized by police

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Source: Fox Sports

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5 comments:

  (417) posted on 04.19.2010

Ohhh, this is a wise move of drug trafficers. They can put many drugs as they can.

  (647) posted on 04.18.2010

Why? are there any Drug Farms on dakar?

  (939) posted on 04.15.2010

That was a major problem, now every rally trucks needs to be inspect first before proceeding into the finish line.

  (798) posted on 04.14.2010

I agree, why in the world they are going to use a rally truck just to deliver a drugs? those faggots should be caught.

  (708) posted on 04.14.2010

Those team who unofficially used the rally truck should be arrested and retire them from the event. This freaking drug dealers should be caught before it gets worst.

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