Mind the crocodiles One thing about the drug trade is the antics its participants get up to, such as the odd bit of alleged kidnapping. Overseas they are innovating all the time, and Coconut noticed a most unusual instance last week with this handy news item. Apparently, say the reports, suspected drugdealers in Amsterdam gave the task of guarding their loot to unusually ferocious guards: a pair of fully-grown crocodiles. Police investigating the gang made the unexpected discovery, arresting 11 suspects, men and women aged between 25 and 55. They also seized €300,000 – the bulk of it locked in a cage with the reptiles. “It’s very unusual for drug dealers to use crocodiles to guard their money,” said a police spokesman. Police also seized large quantities of synthetic drugs, firearms and half a million euros’ worth of crystal meth in the haul. The crocodiles, for which the owner had a licence, were still in their cage and a friend of the owner was taking care of them, police said.