A huge batch of drugs stamped with portraits of Russian President Vladimir Putin washed up on the beach in a Libyan coastal town, the Libya Observer outlet reported on Sunday.
Police in Al-Marj in the northeast of the country said 323 blocks of hashish, each wrapped in plastic and imprinted with the Russian president’s face, had been found by a local resident.
They didn’t disclose the weight of the haul and said it probably washed ashore after a boat containing smuggled drugs sank.
Photos of famous people and logos of large companies often decorate packages of smuggled drugs, Russian news agency Znak reported.
Just a few days before this discovery, residents found large amounts of hashish washed up on beaches in the Libyan towns of Talmitha and Boutraba.
Instead of Putin, these packages were stamped with pictures of the notorious Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar.