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World IN BRIEF / MEXICO

Authorities Make Peachy Drug Bust

April 22, 2001|From Times Wire Reports

Mexican police at a roadside checkpoint in Michoacan state arrested a taxi driver on drug charges after they found that he was carrying 20 pounds of opium in sealed cans of cling peaches in heavy syrup, prosecutors reported.

Police said they became suspicious about the taxi driver's odd diet after they stopped him and found one loaf of bread and eight large cans of peaches in his car.

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