Teenagers caught with chocolate face drugs charges
Four German teenagers are facing drug charges despite the fact they were ripped off and paid £450 for two blocks of chocolate.
Police noticed the four, aged between 15 and 17, acting suspiciously inside Duesseldorf's main station.
When questioned, they admitted they had just come from the Dutch town of Venlo.
Police noticed an open seam on the soccer fan scarf one of the teenagers was wearing. Inside, he was hiding two slabs wrapped in tin foil.
He told officers he had paid 700 euros the equivalent of £455 for what he was told were two blocks of marijuana.
But when officers checked the slabs, they found the four had been sold two tablets of chocolate with nuts in them.
"It was very tightly wrapped and could have fooled anybody at first sight," police spokesman Wolfgang Heimann said.
He confirmed that the fact it wasn't actually marijuana would not save the teenagers from being charged.
"We are treating it as a completed attempt to violate narcotics laws," he said.