Two People Die in Crash After Replacing Side Airbags With Cocaine Bricks

Drugs and driving generally don't mix, and the following story is a perfect example. In short, two Mexican drug smugglers attempted to transport 23 packages of cocaine in their car, crashed and then died following their injuries.
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That's not terribly newsworthy, until you learn that the drugs had been stashed in the decommissioned front passenger and side airbags, which may have otherwise saved the lives of the two. According to Mexican Federal Police, approximately 55 pounds (25 kg) of bags containing a “white powder with cocaine characteristics” had been hidden in the sedan's airbag compartments.

The two smugglers had been traveling at a high rate of speed when they lost control and crashed the drug-rigged car somewhere near the town of San Fernando, in Tamaulipas, Mexico. They had initially survived the accident but later died at the hospital from the sustained injuries. Apparently, just the driver airbag deployed in the crash, since all the others had been replaced with standard cocaine bricks.

The good news is that police got hold of 55 pounds of blow that could have ended on the street. The bad news is that it's probably just a tiny drop in an ocean, not to mention that they have nobody else to prosecute for the crime. Thankfully, the accident didn't claim the lives of other innocent victims, although it's not yet clear if the car crashed into another or if it was the only vehicle involved.

While the thought of stashing drugs inside airbag compartments may have sounded like a genius idea, in theory, in practice it's pretty obvious that there is simply no safe way of doing an illegal drug run. You will either get caught by police or crash from the stress most of the times, so it's probably best to keep it legal. In other words, this just serves as yet another reminder that drugs are bad for you, and you shouldn't have any affiliation with them.
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About the author: Alex Oagana
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Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the project.
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