Art Made Out of Meth

Safi Zadeh Hossein

You can make art out of resin, and you can even make it out of isomalt, but you just can’t make art out of crystal meth. Today, The Associated Press reports:

Thai authorities have arrested an Iranian man who allegedly tried to smuggle more than 50 million baht ($1.6 million) worth of crystal methamphetamine into the country disguised as handicraft art. The Customs Department said 28-year-old Safi Zadeh Hossein was carrying two plaque-shaped sculptures when he was arrested Tuesday on arrival at Suvarnabhumi International Airport from Damascus, Syria. Customs officials demonstrated to reporters Wednesday how the sculptures were pressed and molded from the illegal stimulant.  One 22-pound (10-kilogram) object was the image of a yellow rose, while another 11-pound (5-kilo) piece looked like a framed cameo.

That “yellow rose” looks a little vaginal to me. Which explains why Venezuelan customs officials are always smashing the work of Carlos Enriquez-Gonzalez… In related news, I will spend this afternoon making a cameo out of bath salts.