The New York area almost had a huge influx of opium last month! That is, until officers from U.S. Customs and Border Protection at JFK decided to get nosy and crack open a porcelain cat statue that came in on a flight from Thailand. Inside they found a bag of raw opium, and, after opening the other statues, discovered a total of 205-pounds of it, worth an estimated $9 million.

It's hard enough to find opium here so thanks a lot, guys!

[Daily News; image via U.S. Customs and Border Protection]