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44 pounds of cocaine-soaked cereal seized in Chicago

Customs and Border Security officers working this month in the Port of Cincinnati seized 44 lbs of cereal flakes that may perhaps have been “frosted,” just not with sugar.

The agency’s “narcotic detector dog” Bico was the first to warn that a thing was amiss with the cargo from Peru, officials mentioned.

When officers opened a box marked “Corn Flakes,” the contents incorporated a white powder and grayish coating, according to a news launch. Testing confirmed that the contents integrated cocaine.

Cocaine-coated corn flakes.CBP Chicago through Twitter

The shipment’s remaining place experienced been a personal dwelling in Hong Kong.

Smugglers will conceal narcotics in just about anything possible, Cincinnati Port director Richard Gillespie mentioned in a press release praising his team’s the get the job done in acquiring the strange stash.

The 44 pounds of drug-laced cereal have been believed to have a street benefit of over $2.5 million.

On a common day in 2020, the CBP mentioned, an typical 3,677 kilos of medicines had been seized at U.S. ports of entry.