Forget lightweight carbon fiber and ultra high-strength steels a truck found in a Mexican port was built from something even more exotic: pressed cocaine.
On Feb. 12, police in the port of Manzanillo found a 1990 pickup truck with body panels and a bumper made from fiberglass-coated cocaine in a shipment from Colombia thanks to the intrepid nose of a drug-sniffing dog.
The Attorney General’s office said that the cocaine-mix parts weighed 164 lbs. (74 kilograms). Nobody has been charged in the case.