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    World Cup trophies filled with COCAINE found in drug smuggler bust

    Detectives discovered 1.5kg of drugs hidden inside the fake Jules Rimet Trophies as they caught the mules try exploit World Cup fever.
    Six suspects were arrested during the raids in Isidro Casanova in La Matanza Partido, Greater Buenos Aires.
    Argentine cops say the gang had been trying to capitalise on the merchandising boom linked to the World Cup.
    Guns and vehicles were also seized during the raids by the police.
    Pictures show the gold trophies – painted with the Argentine colours around the base – smashed open revealed the white powder.
    Buenos Aires security minister, Cristian Ritondo, said: “The drug convictions must be strictly complied with, they do not go out of business, those who are imprisoned have to be imprisoned and serve their sentence.”
    “It is important that they be imprisoned, that they not return to the business.”
    Pictures show five of the trophies had been seized by cops who discovered the cocaine inside.
    Brown packages are also pictured alongside the trophies and the pile of white powder.
    And one picture shows a cop plunging his knife into the bottom of a trophy, only for cocaine to come pouring out.
    Argentina’s hopes at the World Cup however appear to be hanging by a thread as they endure a bruising campaign in Russia.
    Lionel Messi’s side drew 1-1 against minnows Iceland, before being crushed 3-0 by Croatia.  
    Argentina face Nigeria in their final Group D game on Tuesday, marking the side’s last chance to save their World Cup

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