C$40 Million in Cocaine Found in Boxes of Hot Sauce!

Posted by: Dave DeWitt

Tagged in: scams , hot sauce , business trends

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!

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Now there's a fun way to protect our glass bottles! Woo-hoo!
Melanie Yunk , January 06, 2009

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