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Police in Peru Seize Lionel Messi Cocaine worth $91 Million



The Police in Peru have reportedly seized a $91 million (£73million) worth of cocaine branded with Argentine Lionel Messi on the packaging, SI writes.

The stash of cocaine which weighed 1.417 kilograms, had Messi’s logo, his name and also had the royal seal of the King of Spain on the packaging, and was ingenuously hidden inside 1,200 giant squid fillets.

An image of five packages wrapped in cling film was uploaded to Twitter by the handle, @TeamFA, with a picture of the Argentine maestro in a Barcelona shirt in the bottom right corner.

Also stamped across this packaging is his name with an icon resembling his official “M” logo and what looks like a Nike football.

There hasn’t been any report of arrests as the authorities in Peru claim the packages – the second largest in the country this year – arrived from the Apurimac, Ene and Mantaro Rivers Valley region in Peru and were destined for Europe.

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Curiously, this isn’t the first time the Argentine no 10 has had his image smeared across cocaine seized in a bust.

Authorities in New York arrested two men in the Bronx and seized $3 million worth of cocaine, some of which was stamped with the word “Messi” on the bricks in December 2015.

Messi, 29, may go down as the most inspirational player the game has ever seen, but it appears the exact reach of his influence is just a staggering as his mesmeric talents on the pitch.

The five-time ballon d’Or winner pockets around £20million-a-year through endorsements, however, there can be little doubt that these perps didn’t plan on paying for ‘image rights’ before going ahead with the deal.

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  1. Godwin Elvis

    Mar 24, 2017 at 07:19

    World best cocaine

  2. Ezekiel Nwite

    Mar 24, 2017 at 07:20

    With a seal from Spanish ruler……may una free ma guy oo

  3. Mishack Mgbenwere

    Mar 24, 2017 at 07:21

    So, Messi does illegal business with his innocent appearance. Not surprised thou. #SeeMoney

    • Emmanuel Precious

      Mar 24, 2017 at 07:50

      read before u comment

    • Mishack Mgbenwere

      Mar 24, 2017 at 07:53

      I don’t know how to read

    • UnyimeAbasi Udoudo

      Mar 25, 2017 at 04:59

      Yes u don’t… U read superficially without making necessary research

  4. Nehemiah Danjuma

    Mar 24, 2017 at 07:22

    So na drug dealer d guy b koooo…no wonder him no day tire

    • Mhista Oyins Godspower

      Mar 24, 2017 at 07:41

      U MUMU EH!

    • Nyaknoabasi Gabriel Etuk

      Mar 24, 2017 at 07:48

      Drug branded with nt drug belonging to Messi..!!

    • George Markstine

      Mar 24, 2017 at 07:59

      Read the article kid!

    • Nehemiah Danjuma

      Mar 24, 2017 at 08:04

      Cum….una day mad……english teacher.!!!! U call una……ino even knw who ask dis 1 woooo

    • Edmund Mgbakor

      Mar 24, 2017 at 08:12


    • Stephen Hola Oladele

      Mar 24, 2017 at 08:34


    • Nehemiah Danjuma

      Mar 24, 2017 at 08:55

      Iwish ur fada d same!!!!cus we do d same nusery skul wit ur fada….so na d same quality we share

    • Abdullahi Hafiz

      Mar 24, 2017 at 11:34

      Learn to read the full news before dropping any humiliating comment like you just did

    • Patrick Apolos

      Mar 24, 2017 at 14:52

      U are big for nothing

    • Ify Eruogi

      Mar 24, 2017 at 17:21

      na goat you be, no send

    • Nehemiah Danjuma

      Mar 24, 2017 at 20:41

      Ani animal dat mak coment on ma coment desev a coment to coment him to a human race……..rascals!!!!!

  5. Uchechukwu Fred

    Mar 24, 2017 at 07:24

    That’s nonsense

  6. Kenneth Libya

    Mar 24, 2017 at 07:28

    Braca cocaine this time na ur mother do mistake too because the last time dem put am for ur father heard.

  7. Ikechukwu Samuel

    Mar 24, 2017 at 07:28

    Hmmm. So dis guy is into dirty business

    • Mhista Oyins Godspower

      Mar 24, 2017 at 07:43

      U are stupid!,understand what u are reading,b4 pouring out ur obtuse self!

    • Ikechukwu Samuel

      Mar 24, 2017 at 07:46

      You are a born bastard …. I blame you reached parents for not giving you good upbringing

    • Temple Joseph

      Mar 24, 2017 at 07:56

      the way you guys insult people on social media is unbelievable. you can’t even spell bastard correctly.

    • Ikechukwu Samuel

      Mar 24, 2017 at 08:02

      Temple don’t take it personal.. Imagine this Tablaraza insulting me for no reason. Or I will send you were you belong

    • Temple Joseph

      Mar 24, 2017 at 09:16

      reasoning is important in someone’s life honestly.

    • Abdullahi Hafiz

      Mar 24, 2017 at 11:36

      It’s obvious why you got insulted ,and m sure you know the reason too.

    • Ikechukwu Samuel

      Mar 24, 2017 at 11:41

      I would have reply you Abdullahi Hafiz But I don’t exchange words with Alamajiri

  8. Olagunju Emmanuel Olaleyeh

    Mar 24, 2017 at 07:31

    If you don’t know the details dont come here n talk nonsense just cus of like…. His name was use as brand name thinking wen d police sees his name on it they wont bother to check

  9. Maazi O. Charles

    Mar 24, 2017 at 07:33

    If you think making money both legal and illegal is easy… Then… go and make e no concern me!!!!

  10. Gawadiy Green Rain

    Mar 24, 2017 at 07:39

    for those commenting without understanding am sorry i think jamb form is out is not too late to go back to school or better still go back to adult education.understanding is really to high for a fool…Messi you are the man this goes a long way to show how influential only yout name have become thumbs up

  11. Edi Jones Ezi

    Mar 24, 2017 at 07:39

    Cocain branded with lionel messi not Cocain beloging to lionel messi…Read in details before commenting…

  12. Ayoade Fasola

    Mar 24, 2017 at 07:47

    Chaiii…… Merry cocaine?

  13. Nnamdi Okoli

    Mar 24, 2017 at 08:04

    It wasn’t his cocaine ooooooo, this site is just a gist monger

  14. Anonymous

    Mar 24, 2017 at 09:29

    You guyz are mad, can’t you read in-between lines don’t you see that the drug dealer’s are trying to give there drug free access with the name of Messi. Do you think that he is a fool even if he wants to do a thing like that not with his name, so you guyz want to tell me that he wants to tell the world that he is a drug dealer.

  15. Ayenimelo Solomon

    Mar 24, 2017 at 08:40

    I know he is a tax fraudster but not a cocaine dealer

  16. Gad Onyeike

    Mar 24, 2017 at 08:55

    Is Peru the home town of messi?

  17. Daniel Ranyang

    Mar 24, 2017 at 09:24

    Some of this media people just put rubbish in the name of headlines, while idiots comment nonsense without reading the details….

  18. Owai Williams

    Mar 24, 2017 at 10:02

    Jeremiah Markus

  19. Archiebong Effiong

    Mar 24, 2017 at 11:21

    Did Messi, know that his name was used to brand the cocaine?

    • Abdullahi Hafiz

      Mar 24, 2017 at 11:33

      No mind this yeye media

  20. Precious Isaac

    Mar 24, 2017 at 14:55


  21. Oyinbola Racheal

    Mar 24, 2017 at 14:58

    550 NAIRA ONLY!!All u need it 500naira, mobile data or wifi and a bank acct to start making as much as waoooo!! Itz just 500!! You cant ignore this no way I didn’t believe this too but I cant shout jare #NO-PRESSURE Register now!!!!!!!

  22. Onyii Calis

    Mar 24, 2017 at 21:36

    Shaii dey seized cocaine live messi abi una fada dia

  23. Abdulfatai Usman

    Mar 25, 2017 at 06:47

    And you just embarrassed you family so sad

  24. Adeniyi Adeski Adepoju

    Mar 26, 2017 at 10:30

    fucking cocaine dealer

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