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'Worst case scenario,' dogs sniff out drugs hidden in board games

A man trying to fly home to Bermuda was told "Do Not Pass Go," when customs agents found more than three kilograms of suspected marijuana inside games of "Monopoly," and "The Worst-Case Scenario," Atlanta customs officials report.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers were searching an outbound airplane at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, when a drug-sniffing dog alerted them to a 21-year-old's luggage on Nov. 1, officials said.

In the man's luggage, officers found a deluxe edition of the board game "Monopoly," and the board game, "The Worst-Case Scenario," which bears the slogan, "Test Your Readiness to Survive Life."

The drug-smuggling technique was described as "ironic," by officials making the arrest.

The 21-year-old Bermuda citizen, whose name has not yet been released, was turned over to Clayton County Police. He faces criminal charges in Clayton County, and then faces expulsion from the country, officials said.

Possession of marijuana is illegal in Bermuda, also.

- Daniel Silliman