February 25, 2022

Hashish, Putin, and a Libyan Beach


Hashish, Putin, and a Libyan Beach
Don't do it, kids. Twitter user @Amr Fatihalla

Police in Al-Marj, a town in the northeast of Libya, recovered 323 hashish blocks washed up on a beach. What makes this even more interesting? Each hashish block was wrapped with a portrait of Vladimir Putin. The hashish was reported to Al-Marj police by a local resident, and police suspect the drugs came from a sunken boat attempting to transport them.

Putin is not the only one to have his face on the cover of a large hashish load. Days before this incident, residents in Boutraba and Talmitha reported vast amounts of hashish blocks covered with the face of Pablo Escobar. Granted, Pablo Escobar may be more fitting than Vladimir Putin in this case. 

While it is comical, no one knows why Putin was chosen to be the cover model for hashish in Libya. A photo of the Putin-covered hashish can be seen here

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