You found WHAT in my car?

Discussion in 'Bizarre and Off-Beat News' started by mysteriew, Mar 31, 2005.

  1. mysteriew

    mysteriew A diamond in process

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    The history of a used car could lead to legal problems for a previous owner.

    A usually reliable Toyota's sudden tendency to decelerate led to a Louisiana family's discovery that they had been driving around for years with cargo worth more than their car.

    The family bought their 1996 Toyota Camry in 1997 and the vehicle ran fine until last week. That's when the owners started noticing a loss of power in the vehicle.

    The mechanic hired to look into the problem found two bricks of cocaine powder, worth $40,000, in the gas tank. The drugs were wrapped around the vehicle's fuel line. Apparently the wrapping around the two kilograms of cocaine had only recently come loose.

    http://www.channelcincinnati.com/automotive/4329517/detail.html
     
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  3. Jeana (DP)

    Jeana (DP) Former Member

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    That's so bad!! Did you ever hear about that guy whose car was having problems, and they found money in the gas tank? It was like $40K or something close. He got to keep it after a while since no one claimed it.
     
  4. kgeaux

    kgeaux New Member

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    Huh. If he was in Louisiana, the cops would've snagged that money so fast it'd made his head spin......monies derived from drugs are legally confiscated.....and if you are stopped with a large amount of money and can't prove where you got it or what you're doing driving around with it, well, they take it.

    There was a case several years back where a Scott, Louisiana police officer stopped a Vietnamese man who was driving with $41K in his car. They confiscated the money and it took the man years of legal intervention to get it back. He was moving from Texas to Louisiana to buy a shrimp boat and that money was all his life savings. He'd told the cops this, but they weren't too interested in verifying his story, they just wanted the money. Luckily the courts were fair, and the poor guy got his money back.
     
  5. Jeana (DP)

    Jeana (DP) Former Member

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    They took it from the guy, but they apparently traced back where the guy bought the car and no shady connections could be found, so they gave it to him. It smelled to high heaven of gasoline, so the bank had to destroy it.
     

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