An elaborate drug smuggling network from Colombia was recently dismantled in Barcelona. The fascinating operation involved disguising cocaine as high heels by sculpting a liquid form of the drug into stilettos, which would later be broken back down into powder. However, they weren't just any high heels; these masterful drug dealers were apparently making cocaine replicas of Manolo Blahniks, specifically.
We're not sure if Colombian drug traffickers watch a lot of Sex and the City or are big fans of Anna Wintour's ubiquitous mules. Perhaps it's just because Manolo is one of the most famous names in women's footwear. Whatever the reason, according to EITB.com, the traffickers themselves, a 34-year-old man and his 24-year-old wife, described the women's shoes as "Manolos," by name. The police investigation, which began over a year ago, was even officially dubbed "Operation Manolos." Police were able to take that name seriously, but newspapers weren't. The NY Post, who are experts in the pun-ny headline and opening story line, wrote, "It was the ultimate in 'high' end footwear." The Telegraph's was equally impressive: "It brings a whole new meaning to the term 'drug mule'."
Because we love puns (and fun fashion name games), we decided to think of some more and here's what we came up with:
It brings a new meaning to the term "shoe addict"
If it was marijuana shoes: "Manolo Blahnik Mary Janes"
Camilla Morton may have said, "his shoes have always struck me as having magical powers" but this is ridiculous.
If you have any of your own please leave them in the comments!