CINCINNATI (FOX19) - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Cincinnati seized two pounds of soy nuggets after they found out they contained $45,000 worth of cocaine, according to a news release.
The package which was labeled “food stuff” contained soap bars and several food products including two bags labeled as “soya chunks”.
Officers say they found small pellets of a white, powdery substance after opening one of the nuggets. Testing confirmed the powder was cocaine.
“Smugglers can be creative in their attempts to get narcotics past our frontline,” Cincinnati Port Director Richard Gillespie said. “Our officers are exceptional at identifying shipments that warrant additional scrutiny, and now, more than ever, their skills are critical in securing our nation’s borders.”
Officers say the shipment came from Trinidad and Tobago and was supposed to travel to a private residence in Ontario, Canada.