Cocaine stuffers at it already ...
Colombian police have arrested two men molding figurines of Santa Claus out of cocaine for smuggling to the United States and Europe in time for the holiday season.
The market-savvy artisans also cast festive cups, place mats and other Christmas decorations from the same gelatinous mix, which when dried, looks like plastic, Colombia's intelligence police, DAS, said in a statement Saturday.
The lab was found in Tolima province 130 kilometers (80 miles) from Bogota.
Colombian officials said that 2006 would be a banner year for cocaine seizures, after 776 tonnes last year, according to the country's drug czar.
Two men were jailed and may not get any presents this year.