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Cocaine Cookies Newark Airport: Guatemalan Man Busted for Baked Goods

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In an undated photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a batch of cookies confiscated at Newark Liberty International Airport is shown.

By    |   Friday, 20 Jun 2014 12:24 PM

Cocaine cookies were found in the luggage of a Guatemalan man at the Newark Liberty International Airport, authorities reported this week.

According to The New Jersey Star-Ledger, Mauricio Isidro Rivera Hernandez was stopped on June 5 and taken to a private room for a baggage search after he arrived from his home country, said U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman Anthony Bucci.

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All three of his bags contained cookies that had a total of 118 oval-shaped cocaine pellets baked inside like chocolate chips.

The cocaine pellets totaled 3 pounds in weight, which is worth approximately $52,000 on the street, said the department.

"CBP officers remain ever vigilant in protecting the United States from the distribution of these dangerous drugs, regardless of the concealment methods employed by these would-be smugglers," Robert E. Perez, director of CBP's New York field operations, told CBS New York.

The attempt to smuggle the cocaine inside of cookies is not the first instance of cocaine-laced foodstuffs busted this year. In May, a Guyanese man tried to hide 18 pounds of the narcotic in custard mix, and in April authorities found 7 pounds in frozen meat.

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