U.S. Soldiers Busted Smuggling $12 Million Worth Of Meth In Cereal Boxes Into South Korea
Two U.S. soldiers went all Breaking Bad and started a meth empire while serving in South Korea. The soldiers were caught smuggling nine pounds of methamphetamine when authorities found the massive drug haul in cereal boxes.
In December, a package was sent through the Military Postal Service Agency from California to Seoul, South Korea. Customs at the Incheon International Airport intercepted the package of food after suspicious items were detected on X-ray. They discovered $12 million (13.6 billion South Korean won if you prefer) of meth inside cereal boxes.
The meth was in boxes of cereal such as Reese’s Puffs, Trix, and Lucky Charms. They’re magically delicious has never been so true.
“It’s the largest amount of drugs found coming through the APO [Army Post Office],” senior prosecutor Kang Susanna.
Customs, local police, the Pyeongtaek prosecutor’s office, U.S. military police, and the American Drug Enforcement Administration launched an investigation.
From Stars and Stripes:
Two South Koreans also have been arrested, and four other South Korean suspects with relatives in the United States are wanted in the case.
One of the soldiers has been arrested and jailed on a charge of violating the narcotics control act; the other was indicted on the same charge without detention, according to a statement from the Pyeongtaek Branch Prosecutor’s Office.
The statement said the soldiers were both 20 and had the rank of private first class but did not otherwise identify them. U.S. Forces Korea did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
One of the two soldiers charged is accused of receiving the drugs at his army address, the other of handing the drugs over to a civilian. Only the second soldier is currently being held in custody.
Pink hearts, yellow moons, orange stars, and enough crank to kill an elephant.