Cocaine discovered in cookie, chip packages at IAH

CBP officers intercepted cocaine in food products at George Bush Intercontinental Airport

A passenger who tried to hide more than four pounds of cocaine in packages of vanilla cookies and chips was arrested at George Bush Intercontinental Airport last Friday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers said today.

CBP officers intercepted cocaine in food products at George Bush Intercontinental Airport


Authorities say during a baggage exam officers encountered "Wafer Rich Vanilla Cookies", "Tortrix Barbacoa Chips" and "Tortrix Limon Chips." When they opened the food items, they found small bundles of cocaine wrapped inside. CBP says the drugs they found are valued at more than $60,000.

CBP officers intercepted cocaine in food products at George Bush Intercontinental Airport



CBP officers arrested German Adalberto Lancerio Bejarano, 50, a Guatemalan citizen, and turned him over to Houston Police Department. He is awaiting state prosecution for allegedly smuggling the illicit narcotic.

CBP says Bejarano was headed to New York.
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