Customs seizes cocaine headed for Vatican

Cocaine bound for Vatican

German customs officials intercepted a shipment of cocaine destined for the Vatican in January, a German newspaper reported on Sunday, reports AP in The Sydney Morning Herald.

Officers at Leipzig airport found 340 grams of the drug packed into 14 condoms inside a shipment of cushions coming from South America, the paper reported, citing a German customs report.

It said the package was simply addressed to the Vatican postal office, meaning any of the Catholic mini-state's 800 residents could have picked it up.

The paper reported that a subsequent sting operation arranged with Vatican police failed to nab the intended recipient. No one claimed the package, indicating that he or she was tipped off about the plan. The drugs would have a street value of several tens of thousands of dollars.

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