Friday, August 28, 2009

Meth ring used comic books to launder cash, authorities say -

Comics collectors occasionally lament that a drug addiction would be cheaper. CNN reports that a methaphetamine ring planned to exploit both habits: They dealt and smuggled drugs; and bought high-end collectible comics, apparently to build a startup dealership. Authorities seized about 100 boxes of first-edition comics, with an estimated worth of half a million dollars.

This raises the question of whether the comics will be kept as evidence; sold to benefit crime fighting; or destroyed, if they are contaminated with the deadly toxins used to create meth.

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