Don't be silly...money doesn't grow on trees. It comes from the sea!
October 31, 2007 10:32 PM Subscribe
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Here's an odd unforeseen consequence of the Columbian drug trade: fishermen along Nicaragua's Mosquito Coast have been been getting rich off of "white lobster
"—cocaine dumped overboard by Columbian drug traffickers that, through a fortuitous arrangement of sea currents, washes ashore.
Apparently, it's become a common occurrence for communities along the coast. NPR also did a story last week
about it, for those who find the clip above uneasily close to a human interest story. There is also a small gallery
of photos by Susan Schulman, the photojournalist who's interviewed in the first clip.