27/01/2012 05:21 GMT

Cocaine Sacks Worth $2m Shipped To UN Headquarters By Accident

Two sacks of cocaine have been accidentally delivered to the United Nations’ New York headquarters.

The 16kg shipment from Mexico was hidden in hollowed-out books inside pouches which were stamped with forgeries of the organisation’s logo.

UN diplomatic pouches are not meant to be searched, but when sorters were unable to find an address on them, they simply forwarded them to the organisation’s headquarters.

The packages were opened and the NYPD and Drug Enforcement Administration bodies were called.

New York Police Department Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne told AFP: “Somebody in Mexico is probably in trouble now having let a significant amount of cocaine out of their possession.”