Microkhan by Brendan I. Koerner

Grind Seasoning

May 6th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Microkhan never tires of reading about the semi-ingenious concealment methods employed by drug smugglers. In today’s installment, an American college student allegedly attempts to shimmy her way out of Guyana while carrying gobs of cocaine. Her defense upon being caught, as explained by her lawyer to a Guyanese magistrate, is somewhat less-than-convincing:

“It was quite unfortunate, however, Madam, that when she was going back to the US, her relatives in New Jersey had contacted her and asked her to take back some grind seasoning for them to the US and it was in the bottles containing the grind seasoning that the illegal substance was found concealed.”

This excuse would hold much more water if the alleged smuggler hadn’t been in possession of over 20 pounds of coke. No one needs that much grind seasoning. And it also seems unlikely that such a fantastic stash would be randomly found on the shelves of a Georgetown supermarket. But, hey, stranger things have happened.


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