The Mandalorian: Baby Yoda Toy Used to Smuggle Over $134,000 Worth of Drugs

Baby Yoda
Credit: Lucasfilm

Baby Yoda
Credit: Lucasfilm

Well, this is certainly not "the way". It turns out that the Star Wars franchise's lovable Force-wielding creature Grogu aka Baby Yoda has once again been used as an accessory for drug dealing, this time around, it happened on the other side of the planet. According to reports, two Mandalorian plush toys were used to smuggle P7.87 million (over $134,000) worth of meth to the Philippines.

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Manila Standard reports that the items were shipped from Victoria, London, and were declared as “unsolicited gift-baby soft toys for personal use". The Bureau of Customs recovered the items in the Port of Clark which were supposedly bound to Bacoor, Cavite. It turns out that the shipment, containing 1.14 kilos of the said drugs (locally called "shabu") was placed under physical examination after an X-ray scanning inspector noticed something suspicious within the package.

Authorities were able to arrest two claimants of the shipment, but their identities were not disclosed to the media. This isn't the first time a Baby Yoda toy was used to smuggle illegal drugs.

Last year, a drug trafficker from Michigan was caught red-handed after he tried to smuggle 176 pills of illegal Fentanyl which were conveniently stuffed inside a similar Grogu plush toy. I guess Grogu doesn't look all that unassuming after all.

Also Read: The Mandalorian: Drug Trafficker Uses Baby Yoda Toy to Smuggle Fentanyl

In other Baby Yoda news, while the upcoming third season of The Mandalorian will be centered on Din Djarin and Bo-Katan Kryze's titanic clash to determine which between them is worthy of ruling the Mandalore throne, Grogu will continue being one of the show's most important characters and as teased by Katee Sackhoff herself, it looks like the Child will once again see himself in peril.

The Mandalorian Season 3 is expected to hit Disney+ in February 2023.

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