The Pope Is Dope: Vatican Car Carrying Four Kilos of Cocaine [and Cannabis] Seized by French Police
by James Tennent
Sept 17, 2014
Two men have been detained in France after a car with Vatican diplomatic plates was stopped at the border with Spain and found to have over four kilos of cocaine and cannabis onboard, said to be worth over £150,000 ($243,000).
The car was put in to be serviced by its owner, 91-year-old Argentine cardinal Jorge Mejia, where it’s believed the two Italian men picked it up and drove it to Spain to pick up the drugs, thinking the diplomatic plates would protect them at the border, which they didn’t.
[hat tip: Demon]