On Wednesday, five people were arrested after allegedly attempting to smuggle methamphetamine into New York City via candles shaped like dicks. Police sources say that the five suspects were apprehended with a whopping 1,300 pounds of candles (some of which were also shaped like things that are not dicks) in a warehouse in Paterson, New Jersey.
"It's kind of a cross between Breaking Bad and a Sex and the City case," said a source to The New York Daily News. After some crickets sounded, authorities stated that the five people arrested—which included a man and woman from California, as well as three Mexican males who were in the country illegally—were believed to be apart of a Mexican drug cartel.
The bust was part of a joint operation between the Drug Enforcement Administration, Homeland Security and the NYPD. Afterward, they calculated that the amount of methamphetamine seized could've produced 60 kilos with a street value of approximately $1 million.
"DEA has seen drugs smuggled in numerous ways: concealed in puppies, lollipops, furniture, and produce," said DEA agent James Hunt, according to Gothamist. "But secreting a million dollars worth of methamphetamine in wax candles of various shapes is shocking. This seizure signifies that drug trafficking organizations are determined to create a stronghold of meth users in the Northeast."
Various shapes, got it.
Each of the five suspects were charged with "one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of mixtures and substances containing methamphetamine."