Newark Airport Agents Seize Cookies Containing Capsules Filled With $50,000 Worth Of Cocaine

Cocaine Cookies

An expensive batch of cookies were discovered on June 5 in the luggage of a Guatemalan man at Newark Liberty International Airport. What was unique about them were the capsules of cocaine found in the cookies, which landed the man in jail.

In a related report by The Inquisitr, drug runners are starting to innovate how they get drugs into the United States. Usually, it would be with “drug mules,” who are men or women who live in the United States who leave the country for a couple of days, then come back with with smuggled cocaine. How they do it is usually through their digestive systems. However, that is not always the case, as a truck at the Mexican border was seized which contained $1.6 million worth of marijuana. What was unique about the bust was the truck, which looked like a government vehicle. Another example, relating to cocaine trafficking, included two women who filled two condoms with cocaine. What is unique about this bust was where they hid the cocaine-filled condoms, which are usually places a condom would be associated with.

According to a report by New York Daily News, dozens of seemingly delicious cookies were found in the man’s suitcase, but were nothing but a front for over $50,000 worth of cocaine. Tiny capsules of cocaine were found inside the basked goods when Mauricio Isidro Rivera Hernandez landed in Newark Liberty International Airport on June 5. He would have gotten away with it if Hernandez didn’t act so nervous when U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers found the cookies.

Authorities took Hernandez into a private room and discovered the 118 small oval-shaped capsules containing a white powdery substance that tested positive for cocaine. The precise price of the drugs smuggled were $52,000. Afterwards, Hernandez was turned over to Port Authority Police officers, and now faces charges for narcotics smuggling.

This isn’t actually anything new for the drug cops. According to The Examiner, baking cookies just to hide capsules of cocaine in them is just one example of how drug mules use food to smuggle in the illegal drug. Last month, eighteen pounds of narcotics were found in a custard, and the month before that, seven pounds of narcotics were found inside frozen meat.

In conclusion, this just shows how astute customs agents are in catching drug mules, and where they stand in the war against drugs. Unfortunately, many of the narcotics do get by because they can’t simply check every single piece of luggage and search every single person with a fine-tooth comb… and that is what the drug mules are betting on.

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