Police reportedly seize banned substance worth £73million branded with Messi’s face

– Banned substance called Messi was seized by the police in Peru

– The seized substance was reportedly worth £73million (N27m)

– The traffickers packaged the substance to look like a Nike ball

Barcelona star Lionel Messi has his image branded across items worldwide and even though who smuggle hard substance have decided to take advantage.

Lionel Messi

According to reports, the police in Peru seized a staggering £73million worth of hard susbstance branded with Lionel Messi’s face on the packaging.

Accodring to the Mirror, this is not first time the class A drug has been named after the Argentinean star as in December 2015, crooks reportedly named £2.4million worth of the drug “Messi”.

Twitter user @barcastuff_real, posted on the social media site that 1,417 kilograms of hard substance was found and seized in Peru.

An image of five packages wrapped in cling film was uploaded to Twitter with a picture of Messi in a Barcelona shirt in the bottom right corner.

His name is stamped across the substance with an icon resembling his official “M” logo and what looks like a Nike football.

The 29-year-old is currently on international duty with Argentina who face Chile in a World Cup qualifier on tonight.

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