Cultural magazine Jot Down asked cops if people flying out of the country would be better off a stashing joint in a carry-on or checked luggage. The response? Put it where drug-sniffing dogs can’t smell it like a pack of cigarettes.
Spanish National Police offered some advice on how to best hide a marijuana joint — before the tweet was deleted and replaced with a sterner version.
Stash your drugs where the sniffer dogs can’t smell them.
That’s the controversial advice tweeted by Spain’s National Police account on Tuesday after being asked how to best carry four marijuana joints on board a plane to a foreign country. Cultural magazine JotDown questioned cops whether drugs were better off in a carry-on or checked luggage.
“It’s better if you have them rolled up and where the dogs can’t detect them (a cigarette pack?),” replied the official account to its 715,000 followers.
@JotdownSpain asked Spain’s National Police a question in Spanish about how to best stash marijuana on an international flight — and the candida response surprised many.
It did add a warning: “You do risk a report for public consumption.” The tweet, however, still sparked outrage from anti-drugs campaigners, who suggested police were officially encouraging cannabis smokers to try and smuggle drugs abroad.
The police deleted the tweet and replaced it with more of a lecture, reports 20Minutos. “To avoid confusion, the possession or consumption of drugs in public places carries an administrative penalty,” it stated. The National Police later apologized for the tweet, saying it was an “error” that had been “rectified immediately.”
Carlos Fernandez, who runs the official police account, later tweeted via his personal handle that there had been an “awkward failing.”
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