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Cocaine, methamphetamine shipped to Cincinnati in unusual packages

Posted at 5:05 PM, Feb 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-15 17:05:14-05

CINCINNATI — Customs and Border Protection inspectors in January found plastic capsules of methamphetamine hidden inside candy and a hollow tombstone packed with cocaine, according to a news released from the agency.

The first shipment, which officers discovered Jan. 4, contained about nine pounds of powder methamphetamine stored inside tinfoil-wrapped candies.

A drug dog discovered the second, which had been labeled as a “decorative tombstone,” Jan. 24. The description wasn’t wrong — it just omitted the fact that the tombstone had a removable back and an interior full of cocaine.

Officers also found cocaine in piston heads, wheels and documents shipped to Cincinnati.

“Our officers are committed to keep our country and communities safe from illegal and dangerous drugs,” CBP Cincinnati Port director Joshua Shorr wrote in the news release. “This seizure is one example of the quality enforcement work they do on a daily basis.”