In May of this year, New Zealand’s largest cocaine haul ever was uncovered in an unusual place: inside an 881-pound sculpture of a diamante-encrusted horse’s head.
The sculpture contained 35 bricks of high-grade cocaine worth nearly $11 million. Police said that two unidentified men, a
56-year- old U.S. national and a 44-year- old Mexican national, were arrested at Auckland
The police also said the amount of cocaine seized in a typical year in New Zealand is 250 grams, or about half a pound — much less than the 35 bricks of cocaine. Police are not sure if the shipment was for New Zealand or if it was intercepted on its way somewhere else.