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Meth-filled candy intended for California, cocaine-filled tombstone seized in Cincinnati

Posted: 3:09 PM, Feb 16, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-16 18:09:44-05
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CINCINNATI, Calif. — Meth-filled candy that was intended for California and a tombstone filled with cocaine were seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Cincinnati last month.

According to CBP , on January 4, CBP officers were conducting routine inspections when they found two unmanifested shipments from Mexico heading to Gridley, California. CBP says the package contained what initially looked like tinfoil-wrapped candy. After an inspection, officers discovered several pieces of the candy contained plastic capsules filled with small bags of a white crystalline powder that tested positive for methamphetamines. CBP says both shipments contained approximately nine pounds of methamphetamine.

On January 24, CBP says Narcotic Detector Dog Freddy alerted officers to a shipment containing a "decorative tombstone" while working on cargo coming in from Canada. CBP officers inspected the tombstone and discovered it was made of a resin material. CBP says after further inspection, the backing of the tombstone was easily removed exposing a hollow interior packed with a white powder, which tested positive for cocaine.

CBP says officers recently found other shipments of cocaine smuggled in documents, piston heads, and wheels.