Australian police have charged a 91-year-old man from Sydney with smuggling cocaine disguised as soap. The suspect allegedly transported over 10 pounds of cocaine in his luggage from India, reports The Guardian.
“A search of the man's luggage discovered 27 packages of soap,” police and the Australian Border Force said in a statement.
The elderly man appeared in a local court on Tuesday telling reporters that he had been taken advantage of.
However, acting assistant commissioner Wayne Buchhorn warned that travelers could be prosecuted even if they unknowingly brought drugs into the country. So be careful out there!
The 91-year-old man has been charged with importing a commercial quantity of a border controlled drug, which carries a max penalty of life imprisonment. Which might not sound so bad to the suspect.