Unpacking old school game cassettes, Instead find something unexpected

Unpacking old school game cassettes, Instead find something unexpected
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Sometimes things happen without our guessing before. It's like finding something very valuable behind our old, worn-out objects. Maybe this is something that our brother in the United States has just experienced.

Earlier this month, a game collector named Julian Turner went to the flea market of West Georgia Flea Market, USA. There he bought two old Nintendo game cartridges titled Rollergames and Golf. 

Arriving at home, Turner began suspicious because both the game is a version of PAL is usually marketed in Europe, not the United States (NTSC). The second weight of the game cartridge was noticeably heavier than most Nintendo game cassettes thus reinforcing Turner's suspicions. The man then decided to unload the Rollergames and Golf cartridges. 

Unexpectedly, it turns out that in both cassettes there is a pocket of aluminum foil, two pieces in each cartridge. Offal hardware cassettes are deliberately modified in order to load "dark passengers", including replacing PCB boards with smaller ones. Turner then cuts off one of the aluminum foil bags and sees what's inside. The contents, as summarized KompasTekno from Kotaku, Tuesday April 17, 2018, it turns brownish white powder.

Unpacking old school game cassettes, Instead find something unexpected
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The demolition of the two tapes was recorded in a video by Turner, then uploaded to YouTube. Turner then contacted the police to check his findings. "An anonymous expert told me that this is heroin. The police say it's a 'synthetic' drug, its value could be five digits (tens of thousands of dollars, hundreds of millions)," Turner said in his video.

Somehow the drugs could end up in a Nintendo game cassette, then left there for 30 years before being discovered by Turner. 

There are allegations that the cassette tapes are actually used to smuggle drugs in the decade of the 80s (the era of popularity of Nintendo), then mixed with other cassettes inadvertently. When searching for an explanation on the internet, Turner found another case where Nintendo's game cassette -also a game called Golf- was used to store a bundle of 100 dollar denominated dollars with a total value of 5,000 US dollars.

Source: YouTube, TeknoKompas

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