Fake baked bean cans used to smuggle drugs are being sold on Amazon

Amazon’s drug smuggling business: How fake baked bean cans, batteries and books for sneaking drugs into festivals are being sold on web giant – along with dozens of items to snort COCAINE

  • Imitation objects sold on Amazon are being used to smuggle drugs into festivals
  • ‘Safe Cans’ on sale for £8 said to be ‘perfect for hiding cash or small valuables’
  • £9.50 ‘Stash Car Key Safe’ is listed on website as coming with a secret ‘pill box’
  • Amazon has now removed products and reviews which explicitly mention drugs

From baked bean cans to batteries and books to keys, these certainly look like ordinary items that could be found in millions of homes across Britain.

But they are actually fakes which are being used to smuggle drugs into festivals and are sold on Amazon along with dozens of items for snorting cocaine.

‘Safe Cans’ on sale for £8 are said to be ‘perfect for hiding cash or small valuables’, while the £9.50 ‘Stash Car Key Safe’ is listed as coming with a secret ‘pill box’.

‘Safe Cans’ on sale on Amazon for £8 are said to be ‘perfect for hiding cash or small valuables’

This hairbrush also contains a secret compartment that allows the purchaser to conceal items 

This imitation car cigarette lighted which is being sold on Amazon is actually a disguised pillbox 

These men’s boxer shorts contain a secret pocked and are described as ‘perfect for large crowds, raves, music festivals, sports events and more’

It look identical to the real thing, but this WD-40 can has a screw-on bottom that comes off to reveal a hidden compartment 

You wouldn’t think twice that this wasn’t a genuine bolt. However, the top screws off to reveals a secret space 

Common household goods and other items appear to be the most popular of the products

One seller trying to shift ‘two clear glass vial with spoon top’ for £7 shows up as ‘Amazon’s Choice for ‘cocaine”

The item, listed as ‘durable, holds three plus grams’, was given five stars by one buyer, who wrote: ‘Stores all my cocaine ready for a beaky sesh with the lads!’

The £9.50 ‘Stash Car Key Safe’ was listed on Amazon as coming with a secret ‘pill box’

One customer wrote of the car key safe: ‘You can comfortably fit 2-3g of ‘snuff’ in the stash’

Putting the word ‘cocaine’ into Amazon reveals more than 30,000 items on the website

Putting the word ‘cocaine’ into Amazon reveals more than 30,000 items including ‘Escobar Snuff Snort Tubes’, ‘Snuff Snorting Kit’ and ‘Snorter Snuff Tubes’.

However, Amazon today revealed it had removed products and reviews from the website which explicitly mention drugs.

A spokesman for Amazon said: ‘All Marketplace sellers must follow our selling guidelines and those who don’t will be subject to action including potential removal of their account. The products in question are no longer available.’

The reviews make it clear they are being used for illegal purposes with customers boasting about smuggling drugs into festivals and to ‘sesh with the lads’.

On the Seattle-based company’s website, one seller trying to shift ‘two clear glass vial with spoon top’ for £7 shows up as ‘Amazon’s Choice for ‘cocaine”.

The item, listed as ‘durable, holds three plus grams’, was given five stars by one buyer, who wrote: ‘Stores all my cocaine ready for a beaky sesh with the lads!’ 

This magnetic stash box has magnets attached to it that allows the buyer to fix it to the underside of their car 

This bottle of Pepsi soda looks just like the real thing but in fact splits into two to reveal a secret space in which to store small items

This stash box looks identical to a real stick of deodorant

These sort snuff tubes ‘made of hygienic stainless steel’ have been on sale for £13 on Amazon

This silver spoon necklace, which can be used for drug taking, was on sale on Amazon for £5

Necklace buyers said: ‘Best thing you can buy get bare ket on it’ and ‘Great for the sesh’

This ‘mini Ibiza spoon necklace’ for £4.50 attracted reviews such as “Very handy especially for a festival” alongside a winking face emoji

One buyer said in his review that the spoon ‘has in no way been used for any other use’

A miniature ‘full silver spoon necklace’ for £5 has attracted five star reviews, with buyers saying: ‘Best thing you can buy get bare ket on it’ and ‘Great for the sesh’.

A ‘leather snuff kit’ which includes a mirror, a cutting blade, a snorter and vial, for £15, has been removed from the site after it was flagged up to Amazon.

The item attracted several reviews including: ‘Absolutely superb. It’s stealth for powdering my nose during things such as parent-teacher meetings, methadone clinic visits, seeing grandpa, and friends like it too. Would recommend to a friend.’

Another read: ‘Yeah I like to use this for snuffing snuff and no other stuff nudge nudge. (filler, filler, unlike my coke).’

A ‘stash car key safe V2’, which is listed as being used for ‘extra sneakiness’ is listed for £9.50. One customer wrote: ‘You can comfortably fit 2-3g of ‘snuff’ in the stash.

‘Not as much as you can fit in your prison pouch but at least you don’t have to grab a tub of Vaseline and spend five minutes poking a bag waaaaay up inside you. So it’s swings and roundabouts really.’ 

This ‘leather snuff kit’, branded ‘Midnight’ on the website, was on sale on Amazon for £15

The ‘leather snuff kit’ including a mirror, a cutting blade, a snorter and vial has been removed from the site after it was flagged up to Amazon. One of the reviews said it was ‘superb’

This £9.75 item was sold as a ‘snuff set for snuff tobacco – leather case with blade and doser’

This product was called ‘4x small snuff bottle with folding lid spoon and funnel’

The above product was bought by one buyer who claimed in a review he used it at a festival

Referring to the drug ketamine, another wrote: ‘Got my ket in safely, would recommend.’

A ‘mini Ibiza spoon necklace’ for £4.50 attracted reviews such as ‘Very handy especially for a festival’ alongside a winking face emoji.

A ‘snuff bottle with folding lid spoon and funnel’ set of four for £4.50 was bought by one buyer who claimed he used it at a festival.

He said: ‘Arrived just in time for Parklife and I have to say the screw on funnel was more than helpful for the task at hand and the product itself was exactly as listed.

‘Only negative is ketamine seems to find its way into the grooves of the lid so everytime you open it you lose a key or two.’

Online forums elsewhere on the web are also directing drug-users to Amazon products that ‘work perfectly’ for bypassing music festival security. 

All the items are known to be used by drug users either for preparing, sniffing from or containing their drugs.  

The discovery comes nearly a month after the online retail giant came under fire for advertising children’s T-shirts with ‘Enjoy Cocaine’ emblazoned on the front.

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