Spanish customs officials busted a 64-year-old man pretending to be an imam, or Islamic preacher, this week who was carrying four pounds of hash under the flowing robe of his costume.
Customs officials say they stopped Azad Bishir Levi after he stepped off a boat from Morocco with a funny walk – apparently, the kind of limp you have when you’ve not done a good job of strapping hash to your body.
“Something about his gait was odd and the way he kept touching his chest made us decide to take a closer look at this religious leader,” a police spokesman told the Daily Express. “When we asked him where he was going he said he was the imam of a mosque in the city of Cadiz in southern Spain and was going to lead a prayer.”
Cops called his bluff and phoned the mosque, where leaders said they had never heard of Levi.
Being caught in the lie gave the cops the go-ahead to search Levi, where they found packages of hash strapped to his thighs and abdomen. He now faces up to five years in jail.
|Azad Bishir Levi.|