Customs inspectors find cocaine-coated corn flakes in Ohio


On Feb. 13, CBP officers in Cincinnati intercepted the smuggled drugs in a shipment of cereal coming from South America. The shipment contained about 44 pounds of cocaine-coated corn flakes, which could have a street value of up to $2,822,400
(Courtesy: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

CINCINNATI, OH (AP) — Customs authorities in Ohio say they intercepted a shipment of cereal earlier this month with a special frosting — cocaine.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Cincinnati reported finding 44 pounds of cocaine-coated corn flakes that had been shipped from South America to a Hong Kong home.

Officials said a narcotics detection dog named “Bico” was checking out incoming freight from Peru on Feb. 13 when he alerted officers to the package.

Officers found that the cereal contained white powder and the flakes were coated with a grayish substance, and both tested positive for cocaine.

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