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Customs officers seize rabbit poo cigs
www.ananova.com ^ | 11/13/2009 | Staff

Posted on 11/13/2009 1:10:39 PM PST by Red Badger

More than £1 million worth of counterfeit cigarettes filled with rabbit droppings instead of tobacco have been confiscated by customs officials in Spain.

The fake cigarettes - due to be sold on the black market as famous brands - were discovered after British holidaymakers in the Canary Islands smelled a rat whenever they lit up.

"They stunk. They smell just as you'd imagine burning poo to smell," said one customs official in Tenerife.

Police and customs staff arrested 12 smugglers in an undercover operation to intercept the cigarettes as they landed on a boat from China.

"They not only smell bad but the toxic chemicals they give off are pure poison," explained a customs official.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: cigarette; fag; pufflist; smoking; tobacco

1 posted on 11/13/2009 1:10:40 PM PST by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

Uh...why? Is this like the “Horse Sh*t Cigarettes” they used to sell in the Mexican border towns? If so - well, same question...

Colonel, USAFR


2 posted on 11/13/2009 1:12:20 PM PST by jagusafr (Kill the red lizard, Lord! - nod to C.S. Lewis)
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To: Red Badger

To paraphrase Crocodile Dundee: You can smoke ‘em, but they taste like sh!t.


3 posted on 11/13/2009 1:12:20 PM PST by Buck W. (The President of the United States IS named Schickelgruber...)
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To: Red Badger

Made in China? Wouldn’t you know it?


4 posted on 11/13/2009 1:13:33 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Red Badger

Another thought—how does one collect that amount of rabbit droppings?


5 posted on 11/13/2009 1:13:59 PM PST by Buck W. (The President of the United States IS named Schickelgruber...)
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To: Red Badger
Lagomorph and Meyers?
6 posted on 11/13/2009 1:13:59 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (FreepMail me if you want on the Bourbon ping list!)
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To: Red Badger

Chinese quality overcoming high taxes and production costs.


7 posted on 11/13/2009 1:14:16 PM PST by pallis
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To: jagusafr

Smoking tobacco is bad enough, but smoking rabbit poo is definitely a detriment to one’s health................and social standing...........


8 posted on 11/13/2009 1:15:26 PM PST by Red Badger (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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To: Buck W.

One pill at a time............


9 posted on 11/13/2009 1:16:26 PM PST by Red Badger (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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To: Red Badger

IIRC, there is a very expensive gourmet coffee which features beans passed through the digestive tract of is it Llamas?


10 posted on 11/13/2009 1:17:21 PM PST by MHGinTN (Obots, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when they are deceived.)
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To: pallis

Let’s not split hares..............


11 posted on 11/13/2009 1:17:52 PM PST by Red Badger (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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To: Red Badger
Careful!....The smell of burning poo may be something else altogether!
12 posted on 11/13/2009 1:19:08 PM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: MHGinTN

Civet Cats.............


13 posted on 11/13/2009 1:19:23 PM PST by Red Badger (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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To: MHGinTN

http://www.usatoday.com/news/offbeat/2004-01-20-civet-coffee_x.htm


14 posted on 11/13/2009 1:20:28 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: Red Badger

Now when someone smoking mentioned that “this is some good s**t” you know what he means.


15 posted on 11/13/2009 1:20:33 PM PST by Crolis ("Nemo me impune lacessit!" - "No one provokes me with impunity!")
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To: Crolis

As he passes out on the floor.................


16 posted on 11/13/2009 1:21:16 PM PST by Red Badger (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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To: MHGinTN

http://www.usatoday.com/news/offbeat/2004-01-20-civet-coffee_x.htm


17 posted on 11/13/2009 1:22:49 PM PST by Red Badger (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
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18 posted on 11/13/2009 1:23:01 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: MHGinTN

“Llamas?”

Some sort of tree monkey or lemur I believe. Sposed to be the best around..


19 posted on 11/13/2009 1:27:18 PM PST by acw011 (Great Goooogly Mooogly!)
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To: Red Badger
"They stunk. They smell just as you'd imagine burning poo to smell,"

They wouldn't smell like burning poo if you didn't light one for some reason.
20 posted on 11/13/2009 1:30:31 PM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: Buck W.
Anyone who has ever raised rabbits in multilevel hutches can tell you that collecting massive amounts of rabbit poo isn't hard at all.

Ever eated rabbit? Better flavor than chicken.

21 posted on 11/13/2009 1:31:24 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: cripplecreek

Dorals: Taste Me! Taste Me! Come on and Taste Me!

L&M: Just what the doctor ordered


22 posted on 11/13/2009 1:33:10 PM PST by Red Badger (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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To: Red Badger
This was a popular postcard back in the early 1970's.
23 posted on 11/13/2009 1:33:55 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: acw011

Civets.........


24 posted on 11/13/2009 1:34:23 PM PST by Red Badger (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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To: Vigilanteman

My dog pees on the tomatoes...................


25 posted on 11/13/2009 1:36:08 PM PST by Red Badger (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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To: jagusafr
More than £1 million worth of counterfeit cigarettes filled with rabbit droppings...

What's a rabbit-poo cigarette worth, anyway? How many does it take to be £1 million?

26 posted on 11/13/2009 1:39:34 PM PST by nina0113
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To: Red Badger

They can’t possibly be any worse than the Celtas (black tobacco) cigs I used to smoke when downtown and ran out of my “tobacco rubia”.


27 posted on 11/13/2009 1:56:12 PM PST by Don Carlos (El que no le gusta vino en un animal!)
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To: Vigilanteman

Read a good idea the other day about putting a worm farm below your rabbit hutches. The worms love the poo and turn it into really good fertilizer.


28 posted on 11/13/2009 2:00:11 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Red Badger
Weasel Coffee
29 posted on 11/13/2009 2:03:00 PM PST by dmcnash (y)
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To: Buck W.

Yeah, how do you hold the rabbit still enough to get it to poop on the paper? :)


30 posted on 11/13/2009 2:17:24 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: jagusafr

“Is this like the “Horse Sh*t Cigarettes” they used to sell in the Mexican border towns?”

I may still have a pack of those laying around in some drawer. Those curio shops used to sell some amazing kitsch that was so bad it was funny. I regret never buying some of the stuffed frogs playing musical instruments.


31 posted on 11/13/2009 3:26:27 PM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is a parasite that kills the host)
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To: TexasRepublic

“I regret never buying some of the stuffed frogs playing musical instruments.”

Hey, take your life in your hands and cross the bridge at Del Rio - they’re all over the place! I think there’s even a stuffed-frog nativity. Talk about your kitsch!

Colonel, USAFR


32 posted on 11/13/2009 3:37:36 PM PST by jagusafr (Kill the red lizard, Lord! - nod to C.S. Lewis)
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To: jagusafr

I once saw a froggy bar scene that beat all.


33 posted on 11/13/2009 4:10:46 PM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is a parasite that kills the host)
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