The two had used couple of half-assed metal ramps that couldn't properly support the weight of their Jeep Cherokee enough to get the back end over, resulting in them getting stuck embarrassingly in the air like a turd on a flagpole. They managed to unpack the car before being discovered, so we will never know the exact nature of their spectacular misadventure, but at least we have the photographs to pass on to future generations.
Unlabeled Drug Shipments Are Mailed To The UN, German Grocery Stores, And The Pope
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There's a general understanding that when someone wears a shirt that says "Death Star Swim Team," that shirt should not be mailed back to the Death Star should it be discovered in the Lost & Found. However, nobody informed shipping company DHL of this concept, because when someone dropped off a bag emblazoned with the logo of the United Nations but containing no destination or return address of any kind, they went ahead and forwarded it to the United Nations headquarters in New York. Nobody knows for sure where exactly the bag was meant to be sent, but opening it made it clear that a major mix-up had occurred somewhere down the line.
United Nations Women's Guild
"What's in the bag!? What's in the baaag!!??"
The bag held 35 pounds of cocaine, which was stuffed inside hollowed-out notebooks and then inexplicably dropped off at DHL without any instructions. According to a UN spokesperson, their best guess is that someone figured they could get the cocaine across the Mexican border by disguising it as official UN mail, but they either didn't properly execute Phase II of that plan or simply forgot to conceive of one. And the NYPD figures that DHL sort of sent the bag along without questioning its mysterious appearance or checking its contents to let the UN figure out who was supposed to get it. This is how anthrax gets mailed to public officials.
This isn't the first time poorly planned shipping resulted in mass quantities of illegal substances ending up at inappropriate places. One German supermarket chain keeps finding cocaine hidden in crates of bananas. The two incidents together resulted in the largest amount of illegal drugs ever seized in Berlin, although why the hell they were sent to over a dozen grocery stores is a mystery that has yet to be solved. The probable explanation is that they were meant to be intercepted somewhere in transit, and were either overlooked or sent along to Germany by oblivious dockworkers who had no idea they'd technically become international criminals. And recently, a whole batch of condoms inflated with liquid cocaine were sent to the goddamn Vatican. The packages were addressed to the Vatican post office, but for obvious reasons, no name was written anywhere on them. Police seized the condoms at the airport and then sent an undercover cop to the post office to try to catch whoever came to pick them up (because surely this was meant to be intercepted by a third party, and wasn't Amazon fulfilling one of the Pope's Wish List orders), but nobody ever showed.
German Finance Ministry
Good luck convincing the Pope to lift the condom ban after this debacle.
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