Coffee with an extra kick.
Italian police last week found 130 grams of cocaine hidden in a package of 2 kg (4.4 pounds) of coffee that arrived at Milan's Malpensa Airport from Colombia.
In a video shared on Facebook on Friday, authorities with Italy’s Guardia di Finanza, a law enforcement agency under the authority of the country’s ministry of economy and finance, showed the ingenious — and time-consuming — smuggling project.
Some 500 coffee beans had been individually sliced open, filled with cocaine, and then sealed with coffee-colored tape.
The package was addressed to a man named Santino D’Antonio — the same name of a crime boss in the 2017 Keanu Reeves action thriller “John Wick: Chapter 2.”
After noticing the coincidence, authorities became suspicious and decided to take a closer look.
Using a utility knife, officers sliced the coffee beans in half, and found the drug inside.
They later followed the package to its intended recipient, a tobacco shop in Florence, where they arrested a 50-year-old man after he received it.
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