Posted by: Dave DeWitt on Dec 23, 2008
Many years ago I wrote a novel that was never published called Sidewinders, and in it my hero, a journalist, uncovers a plot to smuggle cocaine into the U.S. in cans of Mexican food products like enchilada sauce. Well, today in Durham, Ontario police arrested Mahendrapaul Doodnauth (how could I make that name up?) and charged him with smuggling 276 kilos of pure cocaine in 1,250 boxes of Sari hot sauce, which is made in Guyana. Doodnauth is the owner of Caribbean International Food Distributors. The cocaine was in plastic bags that were taped to the cardboard inserts that separated the bottles of hot sauce. Once again, fiction becomes fact!