NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Officials at Newark Liberty International Airport have confiscated a batch of cookies with a street value of more than $50,000.
That’s because they had 118 pellets of cocaine baked into them, according to officials with U. S. Customs and Border Protection.READ MORE: Temple University Students Gather To Honor Students Killed, Call For Safety Changes
A spokesman for the agency said Thursday that customs officers made the discovery June 5 during an examination of luggage from passengers arriving on a flight from Guatemala City.
Customs officials said Guatemalan citizen Mauricio Isidro Rivera Hernandez was arrested after officers allegedly discovered the cookies in his three checked bags.READ MORE: After Firing Coach, Flyers Drop 9th Straight, 7-5 to Avalanche
He was handed over to the police department of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and faces state charges of narcotics smuggling.
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