Police seized a Nativity scene worth more than $2 million. The entire Holy Family was sculpted in cocaine.
A spokesman for Madrid's drug squad said four Colombians were arrested at a downtown hotel late Thursday on charges of smuggling 6.6 pounds of cocaine into Spain from Colombia."Police scraped the figures of Joseph, Mary, the child Jesus, a donkey and eight sheep, and they were all made of cocaine," said police officer Jose Quiroga.
He said the cocaine had a street value of at least $2.2 million.
Police had followed two of the Colombians, a 48-year-old man and his 18-year-old son, after their arrival at Barajas International Airport on a direct flight from Bogota.