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Published:  23 July, 2008

A plot to smuggle 6 million of cocaine into the UK by dissolving it in bottles of wine was uncovered by Argentinian police last week. Two British men have been held and are alleged to have masterminded the plan, which also involved two people from the former Yugoslavia and one Argentinian. According to the BBC, 200kg of cocaine and 10,000 bottles of wine were found during a police raid in the aptly named Buenos Aires suburb of Moron. Police said that around 250g of cocaine would have been dissolved into each bottle of wine (bought from a winery with no connection to the plot) before exportation to Europe. With a street value of 50/g of cocaine, each bottle of wine would have been worth about 12,500, or around four times the price of 1961 Chteau Ptrus.