Colombian police seizes cocaine-stuffed cookies
BOGOTA--Colombian sniffer dogs smelled something that was just not right: cocaine-stuffed cookies that were about to be shipped to Barcelona, police said Saturday.
A total of five kilograms (11 pounds) of the drug were concealed in 10 packs of cookies, counternarcotics police said in a statement.
Not your average biscuit, "the cream was taken out of the cookies and replaced with compressed bleached cocaine to avoid suspicion from counternarcotics units," it added.
Colombia is the world's biggest producer of cocaine, with around 430 tons in 2009 -- around half of global production -- according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.
Spain is one of the top ports of entry for drugs to be smuggled in Europe, including hashish from North Africa and cocaine from Latin America.
First Posted 04:48:00 01/31/2010
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