Cookies filled with $52000 worth of Cocaine Busted in Newark Airport
Mauricio Isidro Rivera Hernandez, from Guatemala, was taken aside by U.S. Customs and Border Protection at Newark Liberty International Airport on June 19th after raising suspicion with his three checked bags containing cookies. Upon inspection, the baked goods in question were not just cookies, but also vessels for three pounds of cocaine.U.S. Customs representative Anthony Bucci commented:Officers discovered cookies in his three checked bags. Inside the cookies, officers found 118 small, oval-shaped pellets of cocaine. The pellets contained a total of 3 pounds of cocaine with an an approximate street value of $52,000, according to Bucci.CBS New York reports that Rivera Hernandez was turned over to Port Authority police and is facing narcotics smuggling charges. No one appears to have eaten the non-cocaine parts of the cookies.
By: gawker.com and CBS New York
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