On February 13, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Cincinnati intercepted contraband narcotics (cocaine) in a grain shipment from South America.
The US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) seized a shipment of grain from South America that was covered in drugs instead of sugar.
According to a press release, officers in Cincinnati, Ohio, intercepted the package on February 13 that contained approximately 20 kilograms of cocaine-covered cornflakes.
How they discovered cocaine transport
While working to transport goods from Peru, a CPD narcotics detector dog named Bico spotted the grain transport. Upon further inspection, officers found and tested the white powder on cocaine-positive cereals.
On a typical day in fiscal year 2020, CBP said it seized more than 1,500 kilograms of drugs at ports of entry across the country.
Drug traffickers use creative methods to try to transport cocaine.
An example of such a transport was reported by the Italian authorities after cocaine wrapped in individually hollowed coffee beans was discovered, after opening a package addressed to a fictitious mafia boss in a Hollywood movie.
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