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This page is about the slang term mule

Meaning: a person paid to carry illegal drugs from one country to another

For example:

  • The drug gang used little old ladies as mules to get the drugs into the country.

  • In some countries it's not only the drug dealers who get executed or locked up for life, it's also the mules. So don't try it!

Quick Quiz:

After arresting the drug gang bosses, the police went after their mules and found them

a. waiting at the airport

b. grazing in a field

c. hidden in a bank safe

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Contributor: Matt Errey