While global soccer icon Lionel Messi expects to see his face on television screens and in newspapers, he likely didn’t expect to see a portrait of himself on bags of cocaine.
According to a report from Daily Mail, a police force in Peru has uncovered huge amounts of the drug with Messi’s likeness printed on them:
85M€ de coke saisie par les douanes… avec un visuel de Lionel Messi. Les hormones de croissance, c’est plus ce que c’était. pic.twitter.com/6FFrPQB83w
— PKFoot.com (@pkfoot) March 23, 2017
Reportedly, the 1.4 kilogram shipment was registered at £73million — which would be the equivalent of over $91 million in American currency.
The packaging included his name, face, and brand logo. A Spanish newspaper even reported that the drugs were hidden inside a shipping container carrying giant squid fillets.
It would be quite a shock for a restaurant or patron to open up a squid and find this sort of surprise inside.
Source: Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports