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Vic Lee Motorsport – There’s always cocaine in the race truck


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Vic Lee Motorsport – There’s always cocaine in the race truck

Vic Lee Motorsport, run by the eponymous Victor “Vic” Lee, competed in the British Touring Car Championship in the ‘90s.

VLM earned a reputation for testing at Zandvoort in the Netherlands regularly, which was strange for a British team competing in a British championship.

Turns out Vic Lee was using the team as a way to smuggle cocaine from the European mainland into the United Kingdom.

VLM would smuggle the cocaine by hiding it in nitrogen gas cylinders used to inflate tyres. The team would travel to the Netherlands, cut open the cylinders, fill them with bundles of cocaine, weld them shut, finish testing, and then return home.

In the end, Lee had smuggled almost $10 million worth of cocaine, earning himself a 12-year stint in jail.


   
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