Customs Officials Seize 44 Pounds of Cornflakes Covered in Cocaine


When are cornflakes worth millions? When they’re covered in cocaine dust.

Customs and Border Protection officers working this month in the Port of Cincinnati seized 44 pounds of cereal flakes that may have been “frosted,” just not with sugar. The agency’s “narcotic detector dog” Bico was the first to alert that something was amiss with the shipment from Peru, which was bound for a private home in Hong Kong.

When officers opened a box marked “Corn Flakes,” the contents included a white powder and grayish coating, according to a news release. Testing confirmed that the contents included cocaine.

The 44 pounds of drug-laced cereal were estimated to have a street value of over $2.5 million.

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