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January 11, 2008

But Did He Confess?

Security inspectors see just about every possible dodge known to man when it comes to smuggling dope across the border. Today, someone decided to try using one known to A Higher Power. A man dressed as a Catholic priest tried using his supposed religious status to get past inspectors in a Dutch airport with almost eight pounds of cocaine strapped to his body under his robes:

A man claiming to be a Catholic priest was arrested Friday at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport after he was caught carrying 7.7 pounds of cocaine under his robes, a spokesman for Dutch border police said.

The suspect, whose identity was being traced, initially refused to undergo a routine body check "for religious reasons," spokesman Robert van Kapel said.

He said the man was then spotted lining up at a different entrance gate. He was searched and the drugs were found in packages taped to his body.

Well, you have to admire his chutzpah, if not his research. Priests don't get any special pass through airport security or customs. In fact, in this day and age, religious figures in flowing robes probably generate even more suspicion than anyone else, especially when they refuse to be searched.

The AP reports that Father Blow still hasn't told authorities who he is and why he had eight pounds of Bolivian marching powder taped to his body. Perhaps they should remind the padre that confession is good for the soul.


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