DEA seizes knock-off Disney figurines filled with meth

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Credit: DEA(WVLT)
Published: Apr. 12, 2018 at 10:38 AM EDT
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The Drug Enforcement Administration seized hundreds of knock-off Disney figurines as they were being shipped from Mexico to Atlanta.

Investigators reported finding about 500 pounds of meth, worth $2 million, inside the figurines shaped like popular cartoon characters near Gwinnett County, Georgia.

The shipment consisted of hundreds of ceramic-like Disney figurines mixed in with wax figures that were filled with meth. The real figurines had characters like Winnie the Pooh, Donald Duck and Pluto. The well-known characters were allegedly used as a "cover load" to try to hide the illegal figurines.

Multiple law enforcement agencies worked with the DEA and Homeland Security to pull off what officials are calling one of the biggest drug busts in Gwinnett County history.