Customs Agents Find Meth From Mexico Hidden in Candy
HOUSTON, TX -- The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency confiscated over $40,000 worth of methamphetamine at the Bush Intercontinental Airport on Nov. 27.
The 11.7 Lbs of meth was found inside of a shipment of hard candies arriving from Mexico. CPB worth doing a routine X-Ray scan when they came across the candy and noticed something strange.
According to a press release by the USCPB a white chrystal like substance was hidden inside hidden inside waffle cones. After they tested the substance, authorities deemed that it was in fact methamphetamine.
“Our agency is committed to detecting and preventing dangerous narcotics from entering our nation’s border,” said Houston Area Port Director Raymond S. Polley. “This seizure is particularly meaningful as the narcotic filled candy could have ended up in the hands of children.”
On a typical day, the CBP seizes 5,863 pounds of narcotics and disrupted 222 pounds of narcotics.