Four men arrested for smuggling cocaine inside original Xbox consoles

By Brittany Vincent
14 October 2014 20:40 GMT

File this under news you don’t hear about every day.

Four men out of Reading, PA were arrested after supposedly having smuggled thousands of grams’ worth of cocaine inside of Xbox consoles. Not the Xbox 360, and not the Xbox One. We’re talking the Royale with Cheese-sized original Xbox.


In all, Berks County police suspect over 1100 grams of cocaine with a possible street value of $100,000 was being passed from one contact to another via the hulking Microsoft consoles. After undercover agents witnessed the “shipment” going down, they jumped, fleeing the scene as officers chased them down and pursued search warrants.

Police found the Xbox consoles, miscellaneous Xbox accessories, and various other drug paraphernalia at the scene. Talk about one of the worst possible uses for your old Xbox.

The officers involved in the situation are continuing to investigate.

Thanks, NBC Philadelphia.

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