Police in Peru have seized a 1.4 kilogram shipment of cocaine that had Lionel Messi’s face on the packaging.
The haul, worth a reported £73million, also had images of the Barcelona man’s ‘M’ logo printed on it, while other packages in the shipment were carrying the royal seal of the King of Spain.
Pictures show Messi’s image in a Barcelona kit alongside his brand logo, as well as the 29-year-old’s name.
According to AFP, the shipment was destined for Europe before it was seized by officials.
Even more bizarrely, Spanish newspaper El Mundo Deportivo report that the illegal shipment of Class A drugs were hidden inside a shipping container that was carrying almost 1,300 giant squid fillets.
Last year, A fruit wholesaler stored £24million worth of cocaine inside plastic bananas for Colombian drug baron Daniel Valdes Jaramillo whose nickname was ‘Messi’ after the superstar footballer.
The packages were found in a warehouse just off the A2 near Rainham in Kent.