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An Idiot Was Paid $5 Million to Smuggle Cocaine Inside an Xbox

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It was only a month ago we heard of a guy who tried, and failed, to hide a few bricks of coke inside an Xbox. Guyanese drug smugglers obviously don't keep up with the news.

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Border authorities in Jamaica have arrested a man who, after initially clearing customs with two items of luggage, tried to re-enter and grab a third. This aroused suspicions, so the third package was checked, and inside they found an "X-Box". Inside that was 24 pounds of cocaine.

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The man, who was only identified as a "Guyanese traveler", admitted to smuggling the drugs in return for $5 million.

The report wasn't clear whether it was an Xbox 360 or an original Xbox. I'm actually leaning towards the latter, if only because it was so damn big you could cram more drugs inside.

Jamaican agents seize cocaine hidden inside Xbox [Boston.com, via Game Politics]

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I would suggest that the FLAG of the WHOLE NATION is not a fitting and responsible picture for this post.

Being a second generation Guyanese immigrant (to be clear, that means first gen to be born in the USA), I was slapped in the face by what seems to be the entire country identified by the Drug trade (in the usage of the flag as the only defining pic for this post)

Lazy.

It would have been much more fitting (and possibly funnier) to have a mocked up Xbox full of coke with the flags or something, so the subject is clear.

I know I dare not say the word "offensive" before I have the Anti-PC brigade tell me that everything is fair game (which almost always only comes from one point of view, anyway...how nice). But it definitely was a slap in the face to have the nation's flag lazily chosen as the defining pic of a stupid action like this.

To be clear, I'm no "flag waver." But I am someone with a multitude of identifications due to the history of my family (USA-Guyana-India), and it was definitely a slap. Albeit, one communicated through laziness.

Your graphics guy can do better.