Clams Filled with Cocaine

We need to consider, as a society, that we've run out of decent ways to smuggle cocaine. I say this because David Pocasangre Vaquiz was arrested outside DC with $10,000 worth of coke stuffed into 80 clams. Clams.

I guess Vaquiz, who had just gotten off a plane from Panama, the Examiner reports, didn't have a good sub at his disposal. But you have to give him some bonus points for creativity. Where did he find 80 clams? Did he eat the clam flesh before filling the shells with cocaine? I'm no Stringer Bell, but this seems like a lot of effort to move only $10k worth of drugs. If only Vaquiz had combined shoe cocaine guy's ambition with the clam method—well, we could have really had something here, friends. [Examiner]