It would appear that Australian beer smugglers are an unscrupulous lot. Whereas the drug runners in Traffic used dolls, there are people using actual children to cover up their illegally transported alcohol. While searching cars suspected of carrying beer to remote Aboriginal communities where the substance is banned, police found:
“a young, unrestrained child asleep in the back seat of a car on top of a carton of beer” and, “another car located a child sitting on top of a beer carton that had been covered by a blanket.”
One officer was reported as saying, “The hope has got to be that people realise that the value [of] their child is far higher than a carton of beer.” However, sometimes it’s hard to argue with the economic principles of supply and demand.
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