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Customs intercepts opium hidden in gears from Turkey

Source: US Customs and Border Protection Source: US Customs and Border Protection
Source: US Customs and Border Protection Source: US Customs and Border Protection
Source: US Customs and Border Protection Source: US Customs and Border Protection
COVINGTON, KY (FOX19) -

US Customs and Border Protection officers working at the DHL hub at CVG say they have intercepted 13 pounds of opium hidden in plastic gears coming in from Turkey.

Officers found the opium concealed within plastic gears coming from Turkey in a box labeled "yarn machine parts." The box contained eight small black plastic gear cylinders.

When officers x-rayed the box, the image revealed anomalies in the cylinders. Upon further inspection, officers discovered a black tarlike substance that tested positive for opium.

US Customs and Border Protection says the shipment weighed over 13 pounds and was addressed to a location in Canada. The investigation is ongoing.

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