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$9M of Opium Stuffed Into Unassuming Acrylic Decorative Cats

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If you were, say, trying to smuggle 205 pounds of opium from Thailand into NYC, what would be your ruse? It would clearly have to be something that's the opposite of badass in order to pass muster. Something like a wimpy home-decor object, perhaps. Enter acrylic decorative cat sculptures. Normally found curled up on particleboard side tables near and far, these life-size felines recently transported $9M of pure opium onto our fair shores. The stash was seized at JFK airport, but no word yet about the fate of the kitties.

· Federal agent seizes $9M of pure opium hidden in acrylic cats at JFK airport [Daily News via Gawker]