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Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Feb. 22 2021, Updated 4:19 p.m. ET

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 Wrong kind of powder on a cereal.

It wasn’t sugar U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Cincinnati found on cereal during a recent bust — it was cocaine. The department recently seized 44 pounds of cocaine-coated Corn Flakes, according to the agency. 

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 The street value of these boxes is more than $2.8 million. 

A Narcotic Detector Dog named Bico discovered the drugs on Feb. 13. He was working an incoming freight from Peru and alerted agents to the shipment of cereal.

 When officers looked inside the boxes, they found that the cereal contained white powder, according to the agency. The Corn Flakes were also covered in a grayish substance.

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When the officers tested the flakes and powder, it tested positive for cocaine. The shipment was headed to Hong Kong, officials said. 

Cincinnati Port Director Richard Gillespie said, “The men and women at the Port of Cincinnati are committed to stopping the flow of dangerous drugs, and they continue to use their training, intuition, and strategic skills to prevent these kinds of illegitimate shipments from reaching the public.”

On a typical day in 2020, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol seized 3,677 pounds of drugs at entry points throughout the country, according to the agency.


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