Ok, I always joke about having a white powder problem, being in ceramics, but this is ludicrous. Apparently drug smugglers in Venezuela figured out how to compress Cocaine to look like dinnerware.
I give them points for effort, and points for choosing dinnerware as their forms. But this idea was totally used in both the movies Running Scared and Traffic, although both films used toys.
A 42-piece crockery set made entirely of compressed cocaine has been seized by Spanish police.
Forty-five pounds of the drug were sculpted into a cheerful set of plates, cups, pots and saucers - painted blue and decorated with sunflowers.
Teatime: Some of the 42-piece dinner set constructed entirely of compressed cocaine that has been seized by Spanish police
It was sent by recorded delivery from Venezuela to Barcelona via London.
Now police have arrested a 35-year-old Spanish man, known only as JVLL, who is believed to have received the crockery in the mail, after an international investigation.
They believe JVLL was forced into the deal by Venezuelan drug lords. The dealers had hoped to treat the drug and then sell it in Catalonia, police said.
Spain has the second-highest level of cocaine consumption in Europe after Britain.