• $2M worth of meth hidden inside Disney figurines (PHOTOS)

    By: Mark Winne

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    GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - Channel 2 Action News has learned that authorities confiscated more than 500 pounds of meth hidden inside wax Disney figurines.

    The DEA tells Channel 2 Investigative Reporter Mark Winne that this is one of the biggest meth busts ever in Gwinnett County. 

    The meth -- with a street value of around $2 million -- was concealed inside 500 wax figurines.

    Robert Murphy, the special agent in charge of the DEA, says the figures were shaped like Disney figures, but there is nothing family-oriented about them.

    Murphy told Winne the meth originated in Mexico and was destined for Atlanta.


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    According to Murphy, another load containing legitimate ceramic figurines was intercepted. It’s believed that was intended as a decoy.

    The investigation involves cooperation between the DEA, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Homeland Security and the Gwinnett County Metro Drug Task Force.

    The investigation is ongoing.

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