Original Xbox used to smuggle drugs

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Four men were recently arrested for smuggling a large amount of cocaine – thousands of grams in fact. This sort of thing, sadly, is not unheard of. What makes this particular story different though? The culprits smuggled their goods by means of an original Xbox.

The drugs in question were worth thousands of dollars (VG247 via NBC Philadelphia)

According to investigators, one of the shipments described as “Video Game Xbox 360 Use” was sent to a home on the 500 block of Spruce Street in Reading, Pennsylvania. The shipment was an Xbox video game console containing around 1100 grams of cocaine with a potential street value of over $100,000, police said.

That is a lot of money. Surely with that kind of cash flow, a bigger console could have been used, say like, an Xbox One? I always imagine that console being a million times bigger than others for some reason, but it’s not THAT big when compared to the original Xbox.


Jokes aside, this doesn’t seem to be the only Xbox the culprits have used. They must have been running one hell of an operation with the following equipment that was obtained:

  • 1100 grams of cocaine with the potential street value in excess of $100,000
  • Representative kilogram substitute containing a testable quantity of cocaine
  • Miscellaneous x-box game console and parts.
  • Miscellaneous documents pertaining to the defendants
  • Miscellaneous packaging material related to cocaine
  • Heat sealer machine
  • Additional miscellaneous x-box components and shipping packaging
  • Cutting agent related to cocaine.
  • Five counter-surveillance cameras
  • Over fourteen cellular telephones
  • Box of .40 caliber ammunition and loaded gun magazine
  • Digital scale
  • Plastic bag containing “crack” cocaine
  • Approx. $600.00 in U.S. Currency

Investigators also said they found Xbox gaming consoles on the kitchen table inside the Cumru Township home which had been disassembled.
Looks like they were getting ready to move quantities more regularly with all the other Xbox consoles lying around. What’s sad is that all the culprits are in their 20s. They have been taken into custody.

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Last Updated: October 15, 2014

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  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    I hope this doesn’t get widely reported. My mother still likes to carry on about how I’m addicted to games, finding out consoles come with complimentary drugs would escalate things.

  • Brings a new meaning to Red Rings of Death…

  • I hope they had enough room to add the Mountain Dew.

    • Hammersteyn

      And Doritos.

      • Captain JJ Underleyened

        There’s always room for Doritos

  • Hammersteyn

    As high as teh cloudz?

  • HvR

    They should have used a One, should able to fit at least 15kg in it.

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      That thing is massive. You can kill a man with it.

  • MakeItLegal

    legalize the drugs , tax it !

    • HvR

      I’m with you on that, legalize everything. Only condition should be that you are sterilized before being issued a Drug User license.

      • MakeItLegal

        fair enough ! i more on the point get the freaking Nigerians back to their shit hole , and let us tax it and provide the best quality

    • Hammersteyn

      McDonalds can finally sell real happy meals

      • MakeItLegal

        i didnt realise mc Donalds sells food , i thought it was corn sryup

        • Hammersteyn

          The drugs will help with stretching your imagination

  • Sir Rants A Lot Llew

    Darnit. Came here to make a joke about XBoxOne being able to hold more. Read article and see joke is already made. Darn

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Wasn’t really all it was cracked up to be either.

      • Sir Rants A Lot Llew


  • Hammersteyn

    So how does this impact XBOX sales if they deduct the consoles being used as drug mules?

  • Sgt. M

    Gaming is really addictive now!!

  • Captain JJ Underleyened

    Finally there’s a clear future for the Wii U

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Not really, anyone would be instantly suspicious of more than 1 WiiU being shipped.

      • Captain JJ Underleyened

        That is true

  • HvR

    Well now I understand why Pieter loves his Xbone so much.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Heh – who’s got that picture about the guy chewing on his Xbox?

      • Admiral Chief 0

        Rince I think….terrible pic that

  • HvR

    Over fourteen cellular telephones -> cops got tired after counting to 14?

    Box of .40 caliber ammunition and loaded gun magazine -> proof that you shouldn’t snort your own product, they forgot to buy the gun.

  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    The real purpose of the Xbox has been exposed. It’s not a gaming device per se, it’s a lMASSIVE container tthat you can use to smuggle drugs in.

  • Ross Woofels Mason

    Eh i can’t really call myself an advocate against drugs with my history lol, but you have to give these guys credit for ingenuity =p

  • Norman Pleasant

    If only Han Solo had one, eh? Eh?

  • Jonah Cash

    Idiots!!! If they used the X1 they could have brought in 2 times that amount!!!

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