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Colombian Police Seize World Cup Replica Made Of Cocaine

A replica of a World Cup trophy seized by Colombian authorities at the Bogota airport was made of cocaine, according to a report by CNN.

Gold paint in “bad condition” on the trophy’s surface aroused the suspicion of investigators, who sent a sample of the trophy to a laboratory for forensic testing, the Colombian National Police said Saturday.

Results revealed that the replica was made of 24 pounds (11 kilograms) of cocaine, police said.

The 14-inch (36 centimeter) replica was packed along with several team jerseys in a shipment headed to Madrid, Spain.

The real trophy, designed by Italian artist Silvio Gazzaniga, is the same height, but is made of solid 18-carat gold and weighs 13.6 pounds (6,175 grams). It bears the engraved year and name of each World Cup winner since 1974, according to FIFA, the international football federation.

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