Provence & Côte d'Azur: Dealers caught selling cocaine concealed in bread
Drug smuggling at breakfast
The 65-year-old hairdresser from Nice was known to both Italian and French police, having spent time in prison for separate offences in the 90s. Police believe he may have made a number of similar journeys between the two countries.
This time, he was caught with a kilo of cocaine, concealed inside a round loaf. Completely hidden from view, police suspected that the hairdresser and his wingmen transported their merchandise to around thirty loyal and equally secretive clients in the Principality.
According to UN drug reports, cocaine sells at roughly 60 euros per gram in France, giving the group access to large amounts of cash.
The three men of Calabrian descent were arrested on Wednesday evening along with a woman who remains in police custody.
Perhaps they would have been less suspicious had they used a baguette instead.