All coked up

America’s puritanical, prohibitionist laws regarding drugs are deeply flawed. I found this arresting image as I peeked back at old NPR stories I’d missed. This fellow had a kilogram of Cocaine inside him. 72 containers worth.

This would-be drug smuggler survived after surrendering his goodies with the help of powerful laxitives. He was lucky not be in Mexico. Decriminalization in America could be as miraculous as Jesus turning water into wine.

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